Following the surprise release of their first new music in two years via a secretive placing of ‘No Harm’ on a Play It Again Sam label sampler and a further taster in the form of the seven plus minutes ‘Marching Orders’ Editors have announced the forthcoming release of their fifth studio album, ‘In Dream’.
‘In Dream’ will be the second album to feature the ‘new’ line-up of the band with Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams firmly in place alongside founding members Tom Smith, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay. After two years on the road Editors have used the new album to stretch their sound, swerving away from the rock dynamic of ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ and marking a return to a writing process influenced by electronic music that draws a line from their debut album through to
prominence on the band’s third album, the UK Number One ‘In This Light And On This Evening’.
‘In Dream’ is the first Editors album to feature a duet. Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell features on the album sharing vocal duties on ‘The Law’ and adding backing vocals to ‘Ocean of Night’ and ‘At All Cost’, and is an album focused on allowing artistic interpretations outside of the band to flourish; Alan Moulder was left to mix the tracks without any band involvement whilst visual collaborator Rahi Rezvani has been given carte blanche with the photography and videography that will accompany the album and its attendant singles. It is a bold and expansive statement and is driven by, according to Tom Smith, a belief that music can be ‘both pop and experimental’.
Editors tour the UK and Europe, starting in Belfast & Dublin, throughout October, November and December, dates can be found on the bands website.