Tim Bowness launches video for ‘Dark Nevada Dream’ / second track taken from his new solo album ‘Butterfly Mind’
Tim Bowness returns in 2022 with his seventh solo album ‘Butterfly Mind’, due for release on June 17 2022. Produced in conjunction with long-time collaborator Brian Hulse, and mixed & mastered by Steven Wilson, this new album is his most eclectic release to date.
Today sees the launch of ‘Dark Nevada Dream’, the second track to be taken from the album. A sweeping and soulful epic depicting an emotional meltdown in a motel on the edge of nowhere, Dark Nevada Dream Written and produced by Tim and Brian Hulse ,and features Richard Jupp (Elbow) and Nick Beggs on drums and bass, Dave Formula (Magazine) on Hammond organ, US singer Devon Dunaway on backing vocals, and Ben Coleman (No-Man) on violin.
Check out the track here –
The atmospheric video by David K Jones (Plenty) taps into the trance-like ‘beauty and the beat’ feel of the music.
Tim says: “Dark Nevada Dream is an attempt to get inside the mind of someone falling apart after the collapse of their family life and career aspirations. The lyrics are trying to capture a disconnected sense of reality as someone attempts to come to terms with what they’ve lost and who they really are. Despite this, musically I think there’s a genuine sense of optimism in the piece. Though it’s ambiguous, there’s an element of the character emerging from a period of chaos somehow changed.”
Tim recently released the first single from the album, ‘Always The Stranger’. Listen to the track here:
Butterfly Mind will be available as a Limited 2CD Edition (incl. alternative mixes and outtakes), as well as a Limited Edition 180g LP+CD featuring a striking die-cut artwork by Carl Glover. Burning Shed have an exclusive green vinyl edition, and you can pre-order now here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/ButterflyMind
To celebrate the release of the new album, Tim will play some select UK live dates, including an instore + Q&A at Rough Trade East in London.
10.06.2022 – Prohibition, Liverpool, UK with Matt Stevens & Peter Chilvers
11.06.2022 – The Musical Museum, Brentford, London, UK with Matt Stevens & Peter Chilvers
18.06.2022 – Rough Trade East, London, UK with Brian Hulse
19.06.2022 – Chapter 22, Bath, UK with Brian Hulse
Tim’s seventh solo album – his sixth for InsideOutMusic / Sony – features the rhythm section of Richard Jupp (ex-Elbow) and Nick Beggs alongside a spectacular guest list including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Dave Formula (Magazine), Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Martha Goddard (The Hushtones), Gregory Spawton (Big Big Train), Mark Tranmer (The Montgolfier Brothers / GNAC), Saro Cosentino (Franco Battiato), Italian Jazz musician Nicola Alesini, US singer Devon Dunaway (Ganga), Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush) and, marking his first studio work with Tim for nearly three decades, former No-Man violinist Ben Coleman.
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