Lloyd Cole Shares New Single “Violins”

Lloyd Cole will release his new album Guesswork on July 26 via earMUSIC. In support of the news, he reveals the video for his single ”Violins.” Looking for visual ideas for the video for the track, Lloyd stumbled upon The End of Civilisation by Douglas Gordon. Lloyd says: “It’s perfect for the song. What could be worse than burning a grand piano and filming it?.”  It took a few months but Lloyd eventually tracked down Douglas who was preparing an exhibition in Paris. He gave the project his blessing. Lloyd then worked with FeltFilm in Toronto to edit and synchronize the footage. “I am so excited about this video. If I have a regret from the early years, it’s that I didn’t get more involved with our videos. These days I have to be, and that’s a good thing.”

“Violins,” a sublime slice of 21st century synth-pop, sees Lloyd take everything he has learned from his previous explorations into electronica, not least his collaboration with Hans Joachim Roedelius, and craft a beautifully simple infectious pop song that tackles our troubled times with trademark wit and Lloyd’s unmistakable voice.  

Lloyd Cole will be hitting the road in the fall. Tour dates below:

September 13 – Montclair, NJ – Outpost In The Burbs

September 14 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater

September 15 – Washington, DC – City Winery

October – 5 – NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre & Opera House

October – 7   KILMARNOCK  Palace Theatre

October – 8   ABERDEEN  Tivoli Theatre

October – 10 DUNDEE   The Gardyne Theatre

October – 11 HAMILTON   Townhouse

October – 12 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

October – 14 LIVERPOOL The Philharmonic Hall

October – 15 LEEDS  Town Hall

October – 16 BUXTON   Opera House

October – 18 BIRMINGHAM  Town Hall

October – 19 GUILDFORD G Live

October – 20 SALISBURY  City Hall

October – 21 NORTHAMPTON Derngate Theatre

October – 23 BASINGSTOKE The Anvil & The Forge

October – 24 LONDON  Union Chapel

October – 25 LONDON  Union Chapel

October – 29 KILKENNY The Set Theatre

October – 30 DUBLIN Vicar Street

November – 1   CORK   Live At St Lukes

November – 2   LIMERICK Dolans Warehouse

November – 3   GALWAY   Roisin Dubh

November – 4   BELFAST  The Belfast Empire Music Hall

Tickets are available from http://www.lloydcole.com/live/