A personal, yet idiosyncratically eclectic offering, the EP is comprised of three brand tracks, all written and performed by the enigmatic songwriter, and with a typically star-studded backing band in tow. Featuring guitar from Mark Gemini Thwaite (Gary Numan, Peter Murphy, The Wonderstuff) and the return of world class session player Neil Taylor (Tears For Fears) – the stellar line up is completed by Cal Campbell (Beck) on drums, Stephen Evans on Bass and Guy Townly on guitars.
Leading single: “Last Day of My Life”, begins as a classic ballad of the Lou Reed/Bowie variety before morphing into a thrilling classic rock cut: existentialism on the dance floor, no less. Featuring Le Cygne Noir’s most autobiographical lyrics to date, the song is a harmonically transcendent dark night of the soul. Elsewhere, “Deadly Night Shade” is a baroque pop mini-masterpiece, incorporating an unexpected middle-eight funk section alongside Le Cygne Noir’s signature melodic 80s guitars. Completing the threesome comes “Red Light”, a pulverising ride in the fast lane, a propulsive trip headlong into oblivion.