Fink ‘We Watch The Stars’ The new single available today

Fink has today released ‘We Watch The Stars’, the first track to be taken from the acclaimed artist’s seventh studio album due later this year, co-produced with Flood. The single received its radio debut on BBC 6Music this morning as Lauren Laverne’s ‘While You Were Sleeping Track Of The Day.’

“‘We Watch The Stars’ is the first track I recorded for this new record,” says Fin Greenall (aka Fink), from his recording studio in Berlin. “I have always loved the image of stars blossoming, because of the ephemeral nature of our experience with them. It’s almost seasonal – we only get to see them at night. Every night they’re the same and yet every night it’s a different experience.”

“I pictured myself on my back in my parents’ garden in West Cornwall – watching the stars come out as the sun goes down – and wrote the song from there. It was a challenge to musically score the universe blossoming above you. so I called upon my very talented friend Tomer Moked, who contributed a variety of sounds including piano, viola, violin, Prophet 6, Kamancheh and Moroccan cymbals. Tomer and I basically scored the final movement in one, hot, rapid session in Berlin. We just got on one and rode the track home in a day, including the first live takes of my vocals and guitar. Not having any kind of rhythm in the track initially was important to me – something about the randomness and organic-ness of nature I guess – but then the second half is tethered by rhythm, channelling the rules and regulations of the universe in some pulsating, hypnotic, and mathematic sense. The uber-talented Nicky Hustinx, who has drummed with Fink many times in the past, worked on this aspect of the track with Tomer and I.”

The original full-length version of ‘We Watch The Stars’ is an epic 8-minute long musical journey, and is accompanied by a single edit, a starkly honest and intimate ‘Berlin Session’ version – with original bandmates Tim Thornton and Guy Whittaker, and a cosmically ambient Horizontalism instrumental remix.

Fink will follow a solo acoustic tour of North America through September and October with a full band tour of Europe, including a date at London’s Roundhouse on November 16.

 

ON FINK:

Over the course of almost 20 years as a recording artist, Fink has plotted an unconventional and eclectic route through his hugely successful music career. Starting out as a DJ and producer/remixer with a day job at a major label, he released an electronic album ‘Fresh Produce’ in 2000 before switching to guitar, releasing his first album with bandmates Tim Thornton and Guy Whittaker, ‘Biscuits For Breakfast’ in 2006. Since then, Fink’s richly multi-layered studio albums have included ‘Distance And Time’ (2007), ‘Sort Of Revolution’ (2009), ‘Perfect Darkness’ (2011) ‘Hard Believer’ (2014), and 2017’s ‘Resurgam’. He has written, recorded, and produced for various multi-platinum selling artists (John Legend, Bonobo and Amy Winehouse); has been remixed by the likes of Justin Vernon, Colin Stetson, DJ Tennis and Ricardo Villalobos; and has had his music used extensively in some of the world’s most credible films and TV programs such asBetter Call Saul, Selma, 12 Years a Slave, Dear John, Collateral Beauty, Mission: Impossible, Blacklist, House M.D and The Walking Dead.

ON FLOOD:

Mark Ellis aka Flood is a Grammy Award-Winning British record producer known for his work with PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, The Killers and countless others. Flood and Fink first worked together on ‘Fink’s Sunday Night Blues Club, Vol. 1’ and went on to produce Fink’s 2017 studio album ‘Resurgam’.

SOLO ACOUSTIC NA TOUR DATES

18 SEP                        WASHINGTON CITY WINERY, WASHINGTON DC

19 SEP                        MILKBOY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

20 SEP                        ROUGH TRADE, BROOKLYN, NY

21 SEP                        ROUGH TRADE, BROOKLYN, NY

24 SEP                        GREAT SCOTT, BOSTON, MA

25 SEP                        POP MONTREAL, MONTREAL, QC

26 SEP                        MOD CLUB, TORONTO, ON

28 SEP                        EVANSTON SPACE, CHICAGO, IL

29 SEP                        EL CLUB, DETROIT, MI

02 OCT                        NASHVILLE CITY WINERY, NASHVILLE, TN

03 OCT                        ATLANTA CITY WINERY, ATLANTA, GA

05 OCT                        GASA GASA, NEW ORLEANS, LA

07 OCT                        THE WILD DETECTIVES, DALLAS, TX

08 OCT                        CACTUS CAFÉ, AUSTIN, TX

12 OCT                        TROUBADOUR, LOS ANGELES, CA

14 OCT                        SLIMS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

15 OCT                        DOUG FIR, PORTLAND, OR

17 OCT                        COLUMBIA CITY THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

6 NOV                          STARY MANEŻ, GDANSK, PO

7 NOV                          LOFTAS, VILNIUS, LT

8 NOV                          PALLADIUM, WARSAW, PO

9 NOV                          ROXY, PRAGUE, CZ

10 NOV                        METROPOL, VIENNA, AT

12 NOV                        SANTERIA TOSCANA 31, MILAN, IT

13 NOV                        KAUFLEUTEN, ZURICH, CH

14 NOV                        LE TRIANON, PARIS, FR

16 NOV                        ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON, UK

17 NOV                        O2 RITZ, MANCHESTER, UK

19 NOV                        DE ROMA, ANTWERP, BE

20 NOV                        CARLSWERK VICTORIA, COLOGNE, DE

21 NOV                        AFAS LIVE, AMSTERDAM, NL

22 NOV                        KONZERTHAUS, DORTMUND, DE

23 NOV                        DR KONCERTHUSET STUDIE 2, COPENHAGEN, DK

25 NOV                        LAEISZHALLE, HAMBURG, DE

26 NOV                        ADMIRALSPALAST, BERLIN, DE

 

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