Elbow unveil new single 'The Seldom Seen Kid'

After announcing the details for their forthcoming full-length last month, Elbow have now unveiled the first cut to be lifted from their upcoming studio album.

The new single 'The Seldom Seen Kid' shares its title with the band’s Mercury Prize winning, triple platinum album, focusing on the memory of close friend of the band Bryan Glancy, and is set to feature on their ninth LP 'Flying Dream 1', which is out on the 19th November via Polydor Records.

Speaking about the new offering, frontman Guy Garvey said, “Whilst we were recording, the realities of lockdown meant that I often only got to hear the music the lads had been making in their homes in Manchester late at night when the house was still. The first thing I heard was what you hear, the drums leading into a beautiful, daring, woodwind arrangement. I was expecting a piano, not a clarinet, but Craig’s creation perfectly encapsulated my mood at that point and the lyrics came out in the order you hear them.

"It struck me that Bryan meeting my wife Rachael would have been something to witness, a joint charm offensive of grand proportions as both are proud and brilliant and a little bit naughty. In my mind at that point, there was no better thing than watching my best friend dance with the woman I love.”

Have a listen to 'The Seldom Seen Kid' in the player below.

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