Cate Le Bon has announced a new album, ‘Pompeii’, set for release on 4th February 2022 via Mexican Summer.
The news comes alongside a brand new single, ‘Running Away’, which arrives with a Casey Raymond directed video. You can check that out below.
Full-length Pompeii follows up on 2019’s ‘Reward’, and – apart from drums and saxophones – will see Le Bon playing every instrument on the record, mostly recorded by herself and co-producer Samur Khouja in Cardiff.
“Pompeii was written and recorded in a quagmire of unease,” Le Bon explains. “Solo. In a time warp. In a house I had a life in 15 years ago. I grappled with existence, resignation and faith. I felt culpable for the mess but it smacked hard of the collective guilt imposed by religion and original sin.”
“The subtitle is: You will be forever connected to everything. Which, depending on the time of day, is as comforting as it is terrifying. The sense of finality has always been here. It seems strangely hopeful. Someone is playing with the focus lens. The world is on fire but the bins must go out on a Tuesday night. Political dissonance meets beauty regimes. I put a groove behind it for something to hold on to. The grief is in the saxophones.”