Brian Enos’ new album will focus on climate change.
The 74-year-old musician is due to release his 22nd studio album ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ in October and explained the record was inspired by his thoughts about the ‘precarious’ nature of the future regarding climate change.
He said: “Like everyone else – except, apparently, most of the world’s governments – I thought about our shrunken and precarious future, and this music was born from those thoughts. Maybe it’s more accurate to say that I felt… and the music was born out of those feelings. Those of us who share these feelings are aware that the world is changing at a lightning-fast pace, and much of it is forever disappearing…hence the title of the album. “
The ‘Here He Comes’ hitmaker went on to explain that while the tracks on the new album aren’t “propaganda songs”, he’s increasingly convinced that the only way to “save our planet” is to express different feelings about him.
He added: “I am increasingly convinced that our only hope of saving our planet is if we start to have different feelings about it: perhaps if we were re-enchanted by the amazing improbability of life; perhaps if we suffered regrets and even shame for what we have already lost; perhaps if we felt exhilarated by the challenges we face and what might yet become possible. In short, we must fall in love again, but this time with Nature, with Civilization and with our hopes for the future.”
“FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE” will be released October 14 on vinyl, CD and digital formats, including Dolby Atmos, but lead single “There Were Bells” – described as a “poignant reminder of the current climate emergency” – is out now.
Pre-order ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE at https://brianeno.lnk.to/pre-order
Watch ‘There Were Bells’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gH-acWKpNY feature=youtu.be