Simone Felice will release a brand new EP entitled 'New York Times' on 22nd October via Reveal records. The EP comes as the follow up to Simone's critically acclaimed debut solo album, the self titled 'Simone Felice' which was released in April 2012.
The new EP features 'New York Times' (taken from 'Simone Felice') alongside four unreleased out-takes from the debut album sessions, three of which are previously unheard. One of these, 'War Movie', is now available for free download here: soundcloud.com/tomreveal/simone-felice-war-movie-free
In Simone's own words: "'War Movie' was one of the first songs I wrote for the album. I recorded it around the same time as 'Charade', maybe the same day. Later on my brother James played the most haunted, subtle accordion on it, which I loved and still do. And though this one moved me just as much as any of the songs that made the album, I kept it off, for one of those weird reasons that seem so important when you make the final cut, but often turn out to be meaningless as time goes by.
Why War Movie? Because love is a war. Love is a mad horse, and hard to catch, its mouth foams, it hobbles, it dances drunk from tree to tree in the dark and screams your name in the fray..."
'New York Times' Tracklisting:
1. New York Times
2. The Radio
3. War Movie
4. Great Big Circle
Fresh from playing dates on Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen Of The Road tour in the US, Simone Felice will head out on a UK tour in September. Starting in Bath on 14th Sept and finishing in Liverpool on 25th Sept, the 10 date tour will also include a night at Union Chapel, London. This will be Simone's biggest solo date in the UK yet, and follows his memorable sold out performance at Bush Hall earlier this year.
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