The Coral Share New Music “Drifter’s Prayer” (Feat. John Simm)
Sea of Mirrors and Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medication Present Each Due Out September 8
Jun 16, 2023
English rock band The Coral are releasing two new albums, Sea of Mirrors and Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medication Present, on September 8. Can they’ve shared a brand new track, “Drifter’s Prayer,” from Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medication Present. It options spoken phrase vocals from British actor John Simm, who was in Life on Mars and performed The Grasp in Physician Who. Pay attention under.
The Coral’s frontman James Skelly had this to say in a press launch concerning the collaboration with Simm: “Nick [Power] had this poem and we thought that we’d do one thing with, like a homicide ballad. He additionally had this acoustic, country-style riff so we recorded it within the studio and it fitted with the phrases completely nevertheless it wanted somebody to do the narration. We simply messaged John, he’d already been to some gigs, and he mentioned ‘sure’ right away. Nailed it completely. He’s a professional. It’s nice to have the ability to see somebody like that working, somebody who’s simply that good at doing their job.”
The band’s Nick Energy provides: “We had been speaking about having a spoken phrase observe on the album, however possibly bringing an actor in to voice it. I had the concept of this fairground employee trying again on his life, type of like a eulogy to the previous travelling carnival world and its customs. How these individuals had been their very own group, continually on the transfer, drifting by means of England. And this individual coming to phrases with the trendy world leaving him behind, in a manner. John Simm got here in and understood it straight away. I feel it took about two or three takes.”
Beforehand the band shared Sea of Mirrors observe “Wild Chook.”
Each albums are due out September 8, however with a twist—Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medication Present will solely be launched on bodily codecs (vinyl, CD, cassette) and never digitally.
The 2 albums are the follow-up to 2021’s Coral Island and 2018’s Transfer By way of the Daybreak. The brand new albums characteristic actor Cillian Murphy, The Sundowners, and Love guitarist Johnny Echols. Sean O’Hagan (The Excessive Llamas, Stereolab) co-produced the albums and so they additionally labored with producer Chris Taylor. The albums had been partially recorded at Liverpool’s legendary Parr Avenue Studios, among the final albums to be recorded there earlier than it was closed down.
The Coral first got here on the scene within the early 2000s, with their 2002-released self-titled debut getting nominated for The Mercury Prize. They’ve constantly launched new albums since then.