25 Feb 2019
Ahead of their Looking Over My Shoulders 2019 Tour, Mike & The Mechanics have announced details for their upcoming album, ‘Out of The Blue’.
Their ninth studio album captures the evolution of some of the band’s most-loved hits throughout their 35-year career, as well as introducing fans to the band’s future with three brand new tracks - ‘One Way’, ‘What Would You Do’ and the album’s lead single of the same name ‘Out Of The Blue’, which
Upon announcing the release of the album, Mike Rutherford explained, “Having toured with the Mechanics over the last 10 years, I have heard the old songs change a bit each year with Andrew and Tim singing and the same band playing. In some cases they have been extended and developed - so it seemed a good idea to record these versions in the studio.
“Anyone who has seen us live will I’m sure like to hear the old ones in this form as they show how the two singers work so well together. Especially on a song like ‘Get Up’ which has become a double lead vocal."
“We recorded these live and Tim and Andrew led the songs with great vocal performances, and we mixed it as we recorded it - like in the past. No wonder albums took a maximum of three weeks to complete then! We have also written and recorded three new songs which show the Mechanics next stage - I hope!”
Following a series of sell-out tours through the UK and Europe, in 2017 they released a brand new studio album ‘Let Me Fly’, their first in six years which broke into the UK top 10. With Gary Wallis on drums, Anthony Drennan on guitar and Luke Juby on keyboards alongside Mike, Andrew and Tim, the Mechanics played a rapturously received US tour in early 2018 before returning to the studio again to record new material.
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