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Humanist Share New Single “Brother” Featuring Dave Gahan Taken From Upcoming Album “On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World” out 26th July via Bella Union & Announce October UK Headline Shows

June 13, 2024
photo credit: Katja Mayer

Humanist Share New Single “Brother” Featuring Dave Gahan

Taken From Upcoming Album “On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World” out 26th July via Bella Union

Announce October UK Headline Shows

Following the singles “The Beginning (My God)” and “Too Many Rivals”, now Humanist share the anthemic new single “Brother” from their upcoming album On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World out 26th July via Bella Union. The track features a rousing vocal from Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and is a moving tribute to the late, great Mark Lanegan with whom Humanist’s Rob Marshall collaborated on the albums Gargoyle and Somebody’s Knocking. The track comes accompanied by a striking B&W video, which you can see below.

Commenting on the track Rob Marshall says: “One week after Lanegan’s departure, Ed Harcourt reached out to me regarding one of the musical ideas I’d shared. He reminisced about Mark’s habit of affectionately calling his closest allies ‘Brother’. Which is what he always called me too. This endearing term hinted at a camaraderie akin to a tight-knit family. The song became ‘Brother’. Listening back for the first time, immersed in the music, emotions surged and memories flooded my mind. Initially overwhelmed, I was moved to tears by the sheer power of it all. Dave Gahan, being another of Mark’s longtime friends, seemed the perfect fit for the vocals, and after hearing the track he completely agreed. The track came further to life as more of Mark’s former comrades came into the picture: Isobel Campbell’s haunting cello, Sietse van Gorkom’s stirring strings – all intertwined in a cathartic symphony of remembrance and reverence. It’s a humble tribute to a colossal soul, but it feels undeniably fitting.”

Even without knowing the context of this creation, you will be affected from the first listen. A moving masterpiece, an exploration that reflects such powerful emotional currents through the passages and to the listener. This captivating arrangement conveys such stirring feelings, through the piercing lyrics and the tender nature, the brooding vocal harmonies and the fitting strings that lift the words to life, Humanist have proudly captured such fragility within “Brother“. Dave’s distinct tones bring this striking infliction to the voyage, sitting so prominently above the dynamic and crushing instrumentation.

Alongside Dave Gahan, On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World features guest appearances from a stellar castlist of vocal talents including Tim Smith (Midlake/Harp), Isobel Campbell, Ed Harcourt, James Allan (Glasvegas), Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Carl Hancox Rux and more.

Following their recent shows supporting Jane’s Addiction in the UK, now Humanist also announces news of an October headline UK tour – upcoming live info below:

25th June – Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria (with Jane’s Addiction)

26th June – Paris – Olympia (with Jane’s Addiction)

UK tour:

8thOctober – Glasgow – Nice N Sleazy

9thOctober – Manchester – Deaf Institute

10th October – London – Electrowerk

11th October – Birmingham – Actress & Bishop

13th October – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda Basement

14th October – Nottingham – Bodega

15th October – Leeds – Headrow House

16th October – Brighton – Greendoor Store

17th October – Bristol – Dareshack

1. The Beginning (My God) ft Carl Hancock Rux

2. Happy ft Ed Harcourt

3. Too Many Rivals ft Tim Smith

4. The Immortal ft Ed Harcourt

5. This Holding Pattern ft James Cox

6. Brother ft Dave Gahan

7. Born To Be ft Peter Hayes

8. Keep Me Safe ft Rachel Fannan

9. Dark Side Of Your Window ft James Allan

10. Love You More ft Isobel Campbell

11. Lonely Night ft Madman Butterfly

12. The Presence Of Haman ft Madman Butterfly

13. The End ft Madman Butterfly



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