NICK MULVEY ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
‘MOUNTAIN TO MOVE’ LIFTED FROM FORTHCOMING SECOND ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBERNick Mulvey is pleased to announce details of a new single.
Mountain To Move is lifted from Nick’s second album, Wake Up Now. The album is released on the 8th September 2017 through Fiction Records.
Listen to Mountain To Move here.
Nick Mulvey Announces New Single, Mountain To Move
The track was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Sampha), and received its first play as the Hottest Record In The World via Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.
Mountain To Move is arguably Nick Mulvey’s most accomplished song to date, and sits at the very heart of this extremely accomplished new record. The album’s title is repeated mantra like by Nick, as the song swells with a melody and a formidable groove. It acts as a call to arms, not only to the precociousness of this exquisite British artist’s songwriting, but to a public completely at odds with the world around them. It’s certainly timely too, in both the UK and America’s current political climate, but the song’s key messages translate universally to eras of the past and undoubtedly eras of the future.
Ultimately though, when you’ve part-analysed the lyrical content and gone headfirst with Nick on this kaleidoscopic journey of his, it’s one hell of a tune at its core.
WAKE UP NOW
At a time of great uncertainty, it helps to surround yourself with those things you trust, and so marks the timely return of the reliably brilliant Nick Mulvey. His standout debut album, First Mind, in 2015 was the introduction of an artist who shirked the conventional and side-stepped the expected. It was a record of opposing shades, all leftfield rhythms, and harnessing an exquisitely natural guitarist doing extraordinary things, painting unique colours across a very moreish collection of songs. It was quite peerless, and translated to the stage alongside a fine collection of talented players that formed his band.
Mountain To Move, Myela, and the first single back Unconditional, are simply three in a number of standout songs from the sprawling Wake Up Now, an album rooted in the conscience and all that it stands for. It’s also a record that harbours great community, welcoming a host of new and multi-talented musicians with a flourishing skillset. That sense of community was drilled home by Brian Eno in a few pre-recording meet-ups between the two, who implored Nick to open himself up more and consider sharing the weight-load. The idea of opening himself up more has filtered into Nick’s lyrics too, once swathed in metaphor upon metaphor, they’re now at the heart of this record’s identity. Clarity. Humanity.
Production duties here are handed to Ethan Johns at Real World Studios who recorded Nick and his band live and at their most raw to reinforce that key community spirit, and whose eventual finished tapes Nick then took up to London and presented to First Mind producer Dan Carey who meticulously sewed in the electronic elements. Standout tracks are almost as crucial as the sum of Wake Up Now’s parts, and the seismic Mountain To Move (with the album title at the heart of the song’s refrain) and We Are Never Apart implore repeat plays.
it’s a much more relaxed Nick Mulvey that delivers Wake Up Now. Comfortable within his own skin, for want of a less travelled term. The community he’s built around himself all sit on the same page together, letting the music and conversation at the heart of this record flow naturally and at ease with the world around them.
It’s the work of a special British talent ready for the next phase, whatever that phase will be. Join him.
Nick follows his standout performance on the Glastonbury Park Stage, with further festival performances at Womad and Bestival ahead of a full UK tour in September and October. Thre tour stops at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empure on the 17th October.
Pre-order Wake Up Now here
Nick Mulvey Live:
7th September – Bestival, Dorset
27th September – The Empire Music Hall, Belfast Tickets
28th September – Button Factory, Dublin Tickets
1st October – O2 Academy, Liverpool Tickets
2nd October – Lemon Grove, Exeter Tickets
3rd October – O2 Academy, Bristol Tickets
4th October – O2 Ritz, Manchester Tickets
6th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield Tickets
7th October – Church, Leeds Tickets
9th October – O2 Institute, Birmingham Tickets
10th October – Wylam Brewery The Palace of Arts, Newcastle Tickets
11th October – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh Tickets
12th October – O2 ABC, Glasgow Tickets
14th October – Great Hall, Cardiff Tickets
15th October – O2 Academy, Bournemouth Tickets
16th October – The Junction, Cambridge Tickets
17th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London Tickets
19th October – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea Tickets