Johnny Marr’s forthcoming double album ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ comes out February 25th via BMG
TORONTO, ON, January 10, 2022 – Iconic guitarist from The Smiths, Johnny Marr has released ‘Night and Day’, the brand new single taken from the ‘Fever Dreams Pt 3’ EP – the third quarter of forthcoming double album ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’, due February 25th via BMG.
Watch the official music video for ‘Night and Day’ HERE.
Featuring backing vocals and bass from Primal Scream’s Simone Marie, ‘Night and Day’ encapsulates the confusion, the torpor and the entropy of the way we’ve all been living.
Speaking about the new single, Johnny said: “I need songs after all the news, news, news. It gets too real in the hotspots.” Most importantly, ‘Night and Day’ and the themes of ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ also look to the future, and the idea that even in the most trying times, hope endures. “I’m trying to be positive, for me and my audience, really,” Johnny adds.
“My personality is such that it occurs to me to think that way. I’m not just writing with positivity for the sake of a song. It’s real, and it’s also very necessary,” said Marr.
The ‘Fever Dreams Pt 3’ EP features four brand new songs from Johnny Marr’s anticipated first double LP – ‘The Speed Of Love’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘Counter-Clock World’ and ‘Rubicon’.
The EP will be released on limited edition gold vinyl on May 20th, pre-order HERE.
Early previews of ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ have been met with widespread acclaim. New single ‘Sensory Street’ has been a mainstay on the BBC Radio 6 Music A-List, the album’s electro-soul opener ‘Spirit, Power and Soul’ was also playlisted by 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, described as “his strongest solo composition yet” by the Evening Standard, “an exercise in progressive creative ambition” by DIY, “invigorating” by Uncut, with “defiance in its DNA” by CLASH and simply “banging” by The Telegraph.
‘Fever Dreams Pt 2’ has seen Johnny heralded as “a master songwriter” by The i Newspaper and, “a project unlike anything he’s done before” by Music Week.
2022 will see Johnny Marr return to the live stage, joining Blondie as a special guest on their ‘Against The Odds’ headline tour through April and May, including London’s O2 Arena, before heading out on The Killers’ headline US arena tour, beginning in August through to October.
‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ will be available on CD and double vinyl with the official store offering exclusive limited edition white vinyl and cassettes, alongside merch bundles with signed prints.
Record stores will also be stocking a limited-edition turquoise vinyl pressing. Pre-order/presale HERE.
Johnny Marr ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ Track Listing
1. Spirit Power & Soul
3. All These Days
4. Ariel5. Lightning People
6. Hideaway Girl
7. Sensory Street
8. Tenement Time
9. The Speed of Love
10. Night and Day
11. Counter-Clock World
13. God’s Gift
15. The Whirl
2022 Johnny Marr UK Tour Dates (with Blondie)
Fri 22 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 24 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tues 26 The O2 Arena, London
Thurs 28 The Brighton Centre
Fri 29 Bonus Arena, Hull
Sun 1 AO Arena, Manchester
Mon 2 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Wed 4 First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thurs 5 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sat 7 Birmingham Utilita Arena