The Lilac Time have released their brand new single ‘(I’m) A Believer’, taken from their forthcoming record Return To Us.
Return To Us is the new album by The Lilac Time, the country folk band fronted by Duran Duran founding member Stephen Duffy. The collection is their tenth so far and Stephen’s twentieth long-player in a career that has spanned four decades.
Coming off the back of five-star rave reviews for the reissue of Stephen’s album I Love My Friends, Return To Us was recorded by the three-piece of Nick Duffy, Claire Duffy and Stephen who have been the core of group since 1999.
Listen to ‘(I’m) A Believer’ by The Lilac Time on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
The nine-track album was recorded in Stephen and Claire’s home studio and covers topics as diverse as The D-Day Landings (‘March To The Docks’), auditory processing disorder and the difficulties in recognising and interpreting sounds (‘King Kopetsky’) and Italian Neorealism (‘A River That Runs Both Ways’).
The record also touches on life before the Internet (‘The Simple Things’), not getting dragged back to a fictitious golden age (‘Return To Us’), a Christmas song of sorts (‘The Needles’) and needing ‘reassurance because the world went stupid’ (‘(I’m) A Believer’).