Baroness confirm details of new album, ‘Purple’

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Baroness have confirmed details of their new album.

Titled Purple, it will be released on the 18th of December via Abraxan Hymns and is the follow up to 2012 LP Yellow & Green.

Says vocalist John Baizley: “After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like Yellow & Green we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate. We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes.

“As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating new way, which was important, loathe, as we are, to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. Purple is the most fully realised representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.”

Purple will be Baroness’ first recording with the new rhythm section of Nick Jost and Sebastian Thompson on bass/keys and drums. The album was produced by Baroness and Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) at Tarbox Road Studios, in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York.

The full track list for Purple is:

Baroness Purple cover01. “Morningstar”
02. “Shock Me”
03. “Try to Disappear”
04. “Kerosene”
05. “Fugue”
06. “Chlorine & Wine”
07. “The Iron Bell”
08. “Desperation Burns”
09. “If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain?)”
10. “Crossroads of Infinity”

You can listen to new track “Chlorine & Wine” below and pre-order Purple here.

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