Elbow announce details of forthcoming album ‘Flying Dream 1’

The album will arrive in November.

English Rock band Elbow have announced details of their ninth studio album, ‘Flying Dream 1’.

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‘Flying Dream 1’ was written at their home studios in London and Manchester before the band members came together to “perfect, perform, and record” the tracks in an empty Brighton Theatre Royal.

The group took to Instagram on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, to reveal details of their forthcoming album. The album’s release date was also included in the lengthy Instagram post, as well as a pre-order link.

elbow’s 9th studio album ‘Flying Dream 1’ will be released on November 19th 2021, and is available to pre-order now https://elbow.lnk.to/FlyingDream1

‘Flying Dream 1’ was written remotely in the band’s home studios before coming together at the empty Brighton Theatre Royal to perfect, perform, and record the songs.

‘We don’t phone each other for a chat. We don’t talk about life outside the music until we’re together. These hushed night-time missives told us how each other were doing. When we finally got together, all that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful.’ Guy Garvey, August 2021.

The album will arrive on November 19, 2021.

Watch the album’s trailer below.


Written by Ralph Okobz

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