“F E A R” (“FUCK EVERYONE AND RUN”) THE NEW MARILLION ALBUM
British rock band Marillion, founded in 1979, have, over the course of 17 albums, become one of the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band of the 1980s and are still one of the most outstanding representatives of their genre. As the first of their peers, Marillion have started to embrace the potential of the Internet for both their commercial approach and to interact with their audience. They have sold more than 15 million albums. This, the band’s eighteenth studio album, features 5 brand new tracks – consisting of 17 parts – and the feeling within the band themselves is that they may well have produced their best ever work. Marillion has certainly not mellowed with age: Whilst the album title itself is certainly provocative, it’s not meant to be offensive. The title itself features as a line in the track “The New Kings” and is delivered as a plaintive falsetto. Steve Hogarth said, “We’ve used ‘F E A R’ as a title with some relish, but only as it shows that we haven’t shied away, but it’s said with sadness. There are two basic impulses behind human behavior: Love and Fear, and all the good stuff comes from love”.
1 El Dorado (I) Long-Shadowed Sun
2 El Dorado (II) the Gold
3 El Dorado (III) Demolished Lives
4 El Dorado (IV) F.E.A.R
5 El Dorado (V) the Grandchildren of Apes
6 Living in F E a R
7 The Leavers (I) Wake Up in Music
8 The Leavers (II) the Remainers
9 The Leavers (III) Vapour Trails in the Sky
10 The Leavers (IV) the Jumble of Days
11 The Leavers (V) One Tonight
12 White Paper
13 The New Kings (I) F*** Everyone and Run
14 The New Kings (II) Russia’s Locked Doors
15 The New Kings (III) a Scary Sky
16 The New Kings (IV) Why Is Nothing Ever True?
17 The Leavers (VI) Tomorrow’s New Country
earMUSIC is delighted to announce the release of the brand new Marillion album ‘FEAR’ [‘Fuck Everyone And Run’] on 23 September 2016. The album will be available on SuperAudio-CD DigiPak [strictly limited to the first run], CD JewelCase, LP and Digital formats. This, the band’s eighteenth studio album, features 5 brand new tracks and the feeling within the band themselves is that they may well have produced their best ever work. Marillion has certainly not mellowed with age; the album artwork shows the acronym ‘FEAR’ embossed on a gold ingot, and the songs themselves bear the hallmark of true quality.
Whilst the album title itself is certainly provocative, it’s not meant to be offensive. The title itself features as a line in the track ‘New Kings’ and is delivered as a plaintive falsetto. Steve Hogarth said, “We’ve used ‘FEAR’ as a title with some relish, but only as it shows that we haven’t shied away, but it’s said with sadness. There are two basic impulses behind human behaviour: Love and Fear, and all the good stuff comes from love”.
‘FEAR’ sees the band taking on the big themes but they do not see it as their place to preach to people. ‘New Kings’ looks at the ravening beast that modern capitalism seems to have evolved into, ‘El Dorado’ examines the notions of political entitlement and the modern challenges for the UK, ‘The Leavers’ examines the impact of a transient life on the road for those constantly waving goodbye. The job is simple says Hogarth, “We use the amazing privilege of having both a platform and an audience to encourage people to look in the mirror and ask themselves the big questions – by doing just that ourselves”.
Buoyed by the feeling that on ‘FEAR’ they have very much nailed both the music and the lyrics, Marillion are looking forward to touring the new material. The focus has been on bottling that lightning that typifies the creative process, staying away from the safety zone and getting it right.
As Steve Hogarth says, “We don’t know how many more albums we’ll make, or how long we’ll live. Everything has to be the best it can be”.
With the final tinkering and finessing done, with ‘FEAR.’ Marillion show that they are as vital and potent as ever. Peerless and, yes, fearless…