Roxy Music may have called it quits (yet again), but frontman Bryan Ferry is soldiering on with his equally successful solo career. Today, the 69-year-old crooner stopped by NPR’s All Songs Considered to premiere more new songs from his upcoming 14th studio album, Avonmore.
Having already previewed the funky album opener “Loop De Li”, Ferry shared five fresh tracks and some accompanying insight into their creation. There’s the breezy “Midnight Train”, which features nine separate guitarists; a psychedelic take on the Sondheim classic “Send In The Clown”; “Johnny And Mary”, a disco-meets-ambient jam produced by Todd Terje; the romantic “Soldier of Fortune”, featuring Johnny Marr on lead guitar; and the disco anthem “Driving Me Wild”, where Ferry is joined by both Marr and Nile Rodgers.
Ferry also spoke about his admiration for Otis Redding, the album’s live recording approach, how he makes “sad” music, the cultural significance of Broadway music, and much more. Check out his full appearance over at NPR.org.
Avonmore is due out November 17th via BMG. In addition to those aforementioned guests, the 10-track effort features contributions from Flea, Mark Knopfler, and Ronnie Spector.
01. Loop De Li
02. Midnight Train
03. Soldier of Fortune
04. Driving Me Wild
05. A Special Kind Of Guy
08. One Night Stand
09. Send In The Clowns
10. Johnny & Mary