Good news everybody! Bryan Ferry has a new album, releasing October 26 of this year. There’s been word going around for several years about a Roxy Music reunion and new album that never materialized. Turns out it did happen, and the results are coming out under Ferry’s solo flag. Titled Olympia, the new album features contributions from Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Eno, as well as David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers, Jonny Greenwood and a picture of Kate Moss on the cover. The lead single, You Can Dance, sounds exactly like something from Avalon, with an opening sample of True To Life to emphasize the point. Seems this as close to a new Roxy Music record as we’re likely to get. Not to worry, there’s surfeit of models in shiny dresses writhing sensually – it wouldn’t be a proper Roxy outing without them. Again, you can buy it on the 26th. In the meantime, here’s some Bête Noire.
- Bryan Ferry – “Song To The Siren” (Feat. Roxy Music, Jonny Greenwood, David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers) (Stereogum Premiere) (stereogum.com)
- Bryan Ferry Talks New Solo Album, Roxy Music (pitchfork.com)
- Kate Moss graces the cover of Bryan Ferry’s “Olympia” (theredradio.typepad.com)