New album: "Out Of Silence"... Is he bringing us along for the ride?

That was it. Five new songs; Widows Peak (premiered in Boulder, Colorado last year) and More than One of You (pemiered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in February 2016) plus Independence Day, Love is Emotional and Second Nature. 

Neil on piano on nearly every song and Elroy Finn on guitar and percussion on some songs. Cello and violin on More than One of You and furthermore a choir and all songs. Plus special guest Nick Seymour from Dublin through Skype on one song!

 

Full playlist:

Gentle Hum

Faster Than Light

Widows Peak

Better Be Home Soon

As Sure As I Am

Independence Day

Starman (David Bowie song)

More than One of You (played four times)

Love is Emotional

Second Nature

 

 

Watched a few minutes of it this morning during breakfast. Didn't stay up for the live broadcast (3 a.m. here), but I enjoyed what I saw, which included the incomplete Widow's Peak. Chuckled when he said "it gets really good after that"!

A bit odd to me to only include 5 new songs. I thought the idea was to watch the new album evolve over three weeks as they rehearse them. Five songs seems a bit skimpy for an album. Anyway, hope it stays up on Facebook long enough for me to watch the whole thing! Thanks, Neil!

A short while ago, the full video was up on Neil's youtube page, so it can all still be viewed. Is it not there now? (I'm catching up on work after being late this morning 'for some reason'.

I'm sure there will be quite a few new songs. Four of the songs were only played in part or as a run through. Only one song seemed to be played with the intention of this being the recording.

I thoroughly enjoyed that!  I watched it on youtube, shortly after the live broadcast ended.  I fell in love with the new song they recorded on the second take.  (Although I think the third take is when they really nailed it.). Gorgeous!  Can't wait for next week's session.  

Thanks to Neil for allowing us all to be flies on the wall for this!

Steve Shealy posted:

A bit odd to me to only include 5 new songs. I thought the idea was to watch the new album evolve over three weeks as they rehearse them. Five songs seems a bit skimpy for an album. Anyway, hope it stays up on Facebook long enough for me to watch the whole thing! Thanks, Neil!

Steve, I think they'll rehearse 3 - 5 other new ones next week and again the week after that. There will be 11 songs on "Out of Silence.

slowpogo posted:

Also, evidenced by a video Neil posted a few hours before they went live, we are not seeing the entire rehearsals. We're catching the tail end. So they rehearsed much longer than we saw, and probably more than just 5 of the new songs.

Makes sense. Obviously, I knew there would BE more than 5 songs, just thought we would see each one each week, to see the "evolution".

You know what? I expect that most of the recording is already done; meaning the backing tracks of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, effects. What is happening these last weeks seem to be "sweetening": backing vocals, strings, maybe horns or the odd guitar solo. You can't really record a Neil Finn album in just three hours and release it in one week

Not wanting to spoil the fun guys! 

 

Guy. posted:

You know what? I expect that most of the recording is already done; meaning the backing tracks of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, effects. What is happening these last weeks seem to be "sweetening": backing vocals, strings, maybe horns or the odd guitar solo. You can't really record a Neil Finn album in just three hours and release it in one week

Not wanting to spoil the fun guys! 

 

I'm not convinced of this at all. If the songs are well-rehearsed, no reason you couldn't just record a few takes of each one over the course of a few hours, including rhythm section.

Back in the day, Frank Sinatra would record entire albums in an HOUR, with a 20-piece backing band. He'd knock them out one after the other, only one take needed per song.

But I agree it would be nice to see a rhythm section, as lovely as these choral ballads are, an entire album of that could wear out its welcome.

I'm not sure what to think at the moment. 

Great podcast with some very nice vibes, but as for the music...not sure. I loved the lush and colour rich style of Dizzy Heights so the far more stripped back feel of these sessions (if they do represent the sound of the album that is to be Out Of Silence) is taking some adjusting. 

Neil did say there will be a full string ensemble involved. So it shouldn't all be this sparse. Who knows what other surprises are in store.

I'm liking his lyrical approach on the songs we've heard. Last 3 albums or so, I've felt his lyrics were seeming kind of subpar, falling back on trite or tired phrases like "in my head" or "let our hair down"...just kind of boring much of the time. So far I'm not getting that feeling with Out of Some pence.

I'm just happy we're finally getting some new music, and more than grateful to Neil for letting us all be flies on the walls...

With the announcement of this week's session being an unofficial Finn Bros. reunion, I'm through the roof! There's something really magical about Tim and Neil performing together; I feel like everything around them disappears (including age, egos, expectations, etc.), and all that's left are two boys with a real talent & passion for music, just doing their thing.

I will definitely wake up at 3am for this!

 

(Long-time lurker, first-time poster here.)

I've really enjoyed this so far, good new song, the webcast was brilliant, interesting and hilarious (Nick!), though I'm also hoping for some guitars and, well, tempo.

I found this article

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/en...ec3c094acc414f67d901

according to which we'll get a 30-piece orchestra, and Tim, of course. Also no touring, and the album with Liam is finished and will be out in January.

Welcome to the forum Mica!  Thanks for the summary, as I can't access that article without a subscription.

(And completely off-topic, the white kitten in my avatar is also named Mica, although he is now an 8 year old Siamese cat.  Hard to believe I uploaded that avatar 8 years ago!)

Another notable tidbit from the interview - more song releases prior to the album release:

"Tim is also coming in to sing some songs as well. In fact the one we will do for release this week comes from a body of work Tim and I have been doing."

A new single will be released each Friday until the final recording session on August 25.

Neil said in the Stuff.NZ article that they will record the album in full, 11 songs, on Aug 25, and that was apparently after last Friday's session.

So the big thing that is not clear to me, is if the songs recorded and released as singles prior to Aug 25 -- More Than One of You, and whatever others are coming up -- will be re-recorded on Aug 25. That seems to be the implication when Neil says 11 songs, recording the album in full.

So what are these singles then? Special alternate versions to commemorate the process or something? If they think they can better them on the 25th, doesn't bother me to try again, just confused what the intention is.

"More Than One Of You" has started to appear on iTunes. It's available for purchase on iTunes Japan at this moment. 

It also reveals "Out of Silence"'s full tracklist.

1 Love is Emotional

2 More Than One of You

3 Chameleon Days

4 Independence Day

5 Alone

6 Widow's Peak

7 Second Nature

8 The Law Is Always On Your Side

9 Terrorise Me

10 Serious in Love

11 I Know Different

Guy. posted:

"More Than One Of You" has started to appear on iTunes. It's available for purchase on iTunes Japan at this moment. 

It also reveals "Out of Silence"'s full tracklist.

1 Love is Emotional

2 More Than One of You

3 Chameleon Days

4 Independence Day

5 Alone

6 Widow's Peak

7 Second Nature

8 The Law Is Always On Your Side

9 Terrorise Me

10 Serious in Love

11 I Know Different

I hope you mean pre-order.....or has Japan perfected time travel????

Just a heads up that the second webcast is today.

Same time as last week but this time the stream should be available live via YT as well as FB. 

Tim's appearance is scheduled for today.

 

edited to add: Check your iTunes wherever you are in the world. The album is available for pre-order & when you pre order the album, the single downloads automatically. If Neil wants to feed us little tidbits leading up to Aug 25th, then bits of the album may appear in your iTunes libraries. 

slowpogo posted:

Neil said in the Stuff.NZ article that they will record the album in full, 11 songs, on Aug 25, and that was apparently after last Friday's session.

So the big thing that is not clear to me, is if the songs recorded and released as singles prior to Aug 25 -- More Than One of You, and whatever others are coming up -- will be re-recorded on Aug 25. That seems to be the implication when Neil says 11 songs, recording the album in full.

So what are these singles then? Special alternate versions to commemorate the process or something? If they think they can better them on the 25th, doesn't bother me to try again, just confused what the intention is.

I think Neil is either implying that the final recording session will be the non single release songs for the album OR Neil is just being Neil and teasing the daylights out of us.

Somehow, I get the feeling that he gets some sort of pleasure out of keeping us fans in suspense. 

Here is today's play list (11 August 2017)

First half:

The Finn Brothers

1 Disembodied Voices

2 Goin' Out of My Head (short bit of Little Anthony & the Imperials cover)

3 Angel's Heap

4 Mood Swinging Man

5 Only Talking Sense

6 Four Seasons in One Day

7 Edible Flowers

8 Alone

(Neil and Tim Finn singing, playing guitar, piano and conga. Elroy Finn played tea chest bass and electric bass on several songs. A 20 piece orchestra played on the last three songs. "Alone" was premiered today)

9 Fire in Your Belly (Liam Finn song)

10 Forever Dolphin Love (Connan Mockasin song)

(Liam Finn, Connan Mockasin and two others from Los Angeles through Skype with Neil and Elroy in the studio in Auckland)

11 - 15 Second Nature

16 -17 Terrorise Me

(Second Nature was recorded with Neil on piano and singing, Elroy on bass, a 7-piece choir and the orchestra. This will be mixed and mastered later today/tonight and released as the next downloadable single on 18 August. 

"Terrorise Me" was the second premiered song from Out of Silence.)

slowpogo posted:

Neil said in the Stuff.NZ article that they will record the album in full, 11 songs, on Aug 25, and that was apparently after last Friday's session.

So the big thing that is not clear to me, is if the songs recorded and released as singles prior to Aug 25 -- More Than One of You, and whatever others are coming up -- will be re-recorded on Aug 25. That seems to be the implication when Neil says 11 songs, recording the album in full.

So what are these singles then? Special alternate versions to commemorate the process or something? If they think they can better them on the 25th, doesn't bother me to try again, just confused what the intention is.

From Neil's Twitter:

"We will be playing all of the songs again on the 25th We'll decide which version we like for the album The singles will be hard to beat tho"

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