Even as he was celebrating all things Bauhaus on tour last year, Peter Murphy was hard at work on what would be his 10th solo record, Lion. “It’s a mixture of stuff, almost like operas for the dispossessed,” he told Billboard last May. “It’s very romantic and very deep and emotional, quite symphonic in places, but then becomes, like, a rabble-rousing pirate sea shanty.”
Now, thanks to entries on Amazon.co.uk (via Slicing Up Eyeballs), details regarding Lion’s release have finally emerged: spanning 11 tracks, it’s due May 30th in Europe and June 2nd in the UK. (A US release date has yet to be confirmed.) The album was co-produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth.
Prior to the album’s release, Murphy will preview the first full-length track with a new 7-inch due out on Record Store Day (April 19th). “Hang Up” features a dub version of the album’s lead single backed by the non-album track “I’m On Your Side”. For more info on this and any other RSD releases, head here.
Below, watch footage of Murphy performing a new song during a gig in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2013.
01. Hang Up
02. I Am My Own Name
03. Low Tar Stars
04. I’m On Your Side
06. Holy Clown
07. The Rose
08. The Ghost of Shokan Lake