Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar album
In the 27 years since Dexy's Midnight Runners' last studio album, frontman Kevin Rowland has become more renowned for his financial problems, drug addiction, and of course, his bizarre drag makeover on 1999's career-suicide My Beauty than the wondrous blend of blue-eyed soul, post-punk, and folk-pop that he conquered the charts with in the early '80s. Attack!" while elsewhere, there are solid forays into '70s string-soaked disco ("I'm Always Going to Love You"), lounge bar jazz-soul ("Me"), and best of all, seductive Al Green-esque funk ("She Got a Wiggle").
Mixed at The Premises & The Bridge Studio, Dorset. Mastered at The Green Room Real World Studios Box Wiltshire.
It's also as good a soul album as you'll hear this year. Opening track 'Now' starts with as a ballad but ends an upbeat funky stomp, full of the the Irish folk influence which is found throughout this record. The string laden sound number 'Lost' centres on the singer's self over-analysis of the past, declaring "I am so lost" in one of Rowland's best vocals on the album. Me' sounds like it was lifted straight out of a smoky piano bar, a tale of believing everyone is against you and the paranoia it creates.
A promising album, which was just about worth the wait. It’s fair to say that people of a certain age have been waiting for this album for a long time. In the 27 years since the band’s last LP (1985’s ‘Don’t Stand Me Down’) frontman Kevin Rowland has faced depression, drug addiction and, after appearing on the sleeve of his 1999 covers album ‘My Beauty’ in drag and heavy make-up, downright ridicule. The frosty/funny exchanges with singer Madeleine Hyland on ‘Incapable Of Love’ and ‘I’m Always Going To Love You’ offer more evidence of the constant struggle between light and dark at the heart of Rowland’s best Dexys songs. Hopefully the wait for the next record won’t be as long. Record label: BMG Release date: 04 Jun, 2012.
You might even cry. One Day I’m Going To Soar is an album about manhood in all its predatory, childish glory. It’s also, of course, an album about Kevin Rowland and his enduring anti-love affair with an amorphous beast called Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys for short, who may always feature completely different members, but without whom he can’t make good records, as 1988’s bland The Wanderer and 1999’s bizarre covers album My Beauty readily attest
The first two minutes of the first track of the album was uploaded to YouTube on February 8th, 2012. Speaking on the 6music show, Kevin Rowland explained the 27-year gap between albums "I wanted to have material that I felt confident enough about. I’ve got high standards, and that’s a blessing and a curse A single, "She Got a Wiggle", preceded the album, being released on 28 May 2012.
Tracklist: 1. Now 6:47 2. Lost 3:00 3. Me 4:17 4. She Got a Wiggle 4:27 5. You 3:32 6. I'm Thinking of You 7:02 7. I'm Always Going to Love You 5:38 8. Incapable of Love 5:30 9. Nowhere Is Home 4:57 1. ree 3:44 1. t's . One Day I'm Going To Soar is a 2012 album by Dexys, the band formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners
Could the return of Dexys - no longer Midnight Runners - possibly be a good thing? It’s the same, but it’s not the same, says Kevin Rowland of Dexys’ fourth album, and he’s right. You are currently logged out.
He has chosen to return, not with the customary greatest-hits tour, but with a new album, called One Day I’m Going to Soar, which incorporates the best elements of their three landmark albums from all those years ago. This month, Rowland, ever the challenging artist, chose to unveil this new work in full at four shows across the UK. Dexys - the name trimmed to reflect the passing of time - received a standing ovation every night, and rightly s. In a sequence of five songs midway through, in which Rowland lusts after Hyland’s character, there are shades, too, of their biggest hit, 1982’s Come On Eileen - although, now, Rowland ends up dumping his object of desire, claiming to be incapable of love.