The legendary Hundred Reasons are releasing their first new record in 15 years. Time to celebrate.
Hundred Reasons, one of the UK’s finest exports, have announced that they will be releasing their first new album in 15 years.
That’s right, ‘Quick The Word, Sharp The Action’ came out in 2007.
Anyway, their new record is going to be called ‘Glorious Sunset’ and will be dropping on 24 February 2023 vis SO Recordings.
Vocalist Colin Doran had this to say about it:
“This album isn’t something we felt we had to do. We simply arrived at a position where the music was so good that it was something we needed to do.”
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
01. Glorious Sunset
02. New Glasses
03. It Suits You
06. Right There With You
08. So So Soon
09. The Old School Way
10. Wave Form
You can also hear the opening track, and title track, right now.
A beautiful, heartfelt, rousing piece of life-affirming power, it is a stunning return.
Colin had this to say about its creation:
“When we started writing again it was really important that we did not go back to any material that had been cut previously. It all had to be completely new. We started writing just before Covid and got together sporadically as and when we could to write and demo which was not our usual way. We would normally be in a room together for the most part but this time it was not always possible. Larry and I would write, The Andy and Larry would write and then I would join the session later in the day (I have a day job) but we were all super happy with what was coming out. This was a deal breaker for all as if we were putting out new material it had to be amazing.
“‘Glorious Sunset’ came about from an instrumental idea from The Andy which was nearly complete minus any vocal ideas. The lyrics for the song completely changed from the demo version to the recorded version as within that space of time my mother passed away after a 4-year battle with cancer. She had gone into remission twice previously and it come back again but this time it would be terminal. The title of the song took on a new meaning as the song talks about being relieved that someone you love is no longer suffering. The sunset refers to the light that many people say they see when they die.
During recording, Larry started playing around with synths and effects that added more to the song but by the time all of the music was recorded, no one in the band knew that the lyrics had changed so it ended up being an emotionally draining session in the studio that day. In all lots of lyrics changed during that time period as it brought on a new perspective which shaped the narrative of the material.”