It’s been a long eight years without any new Damien Rice music, so it’s about time we finally get to hear some new music from this incredible talent. The long awaited new album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which was produced by Rick Rubin and Rice, will be released Friday November 7.
“Sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again,” says Rice regarding the long gap between albums. Whilst fans would repeatedly ask “when?” for Rice the real question had shifted to “why make an album at all?”
The recording process with producer Rubin began in Los Angeles and finished up in Iceland. “I came to Rick mostly based on what I didn’t know about him, rather than what I did”, describes Rice. “For some reason I just had a feeling that I would feel comfortable being open and being me and being vulnerable with Rick.”
Rubin, meanwhile, first saw Rice play live around the release of O, and recalls that “he was my favorite new artist at the time. A lot of our work together was to help him see what was so clear to everyone else in the room.” Rice then went from Los Angeles to Iceland and assembled a cast of friends and local musicians to complete the record against the stunning backdrop of Reykjavik.
Intimate, frank and revitalized by making music again, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, is a record that accepts one’s faults but also begins, perhaps, to appreciate one’s ability to grow up. Listen to the amazing track below!
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