Rockstar Rice!

Nearly a month ago I brought you news of new Damien Rice material and shared his new track 9 Crimes from the upcoming album 9. Now I have two more new tracks from 9, and one at least might surprise you. To recap, 9 will be Damien Rice’s second full LP, after 2003′s O – this new album is due out 6th November and the full track listing can be found on last month’s blog entry.

So, the new tracks. First one is called Elephant and it starts off in a typically Damien Rice manner. Actually sounds a little like The Blower’s Daughter early on – it truly could be a ballad for the self-harmers, but in true Damien Rice form it is really beautiful. It’s a long old track at just under six minutes and around 4:20 it breaks into a full orchestrated song, like Monsieur Rice is suddenly breaking away from acoustic shackles, alas merely for twenty seconds or so before crashing back into the whispers. It’s a nice touch in what it is a great song. Give it a listen…

Damien Rice – Elephant
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This download link will expire on 2nd November.

The other track is called Me, My Yoke And I. This is the one that might surprise you a bit. Now in past Damien Rice tracks there have been moments of unleashed chaos, but generally we all know him as a slightly more calm and sombre acoustic artist – but although this track starts pretty calm, it very quickly escalates in to an all out rock extravaganza. By Rice standards this is extremely heavy, but I think it is very good. Leaves me wondering how many of the other tracks on the new album will be in a similar vein. We shall have to wait and see…

Damien Rice – Me, My Yoke And I
>> download track
>> pre-order album @ Amazon US / Amazon UK
This download link will expire on 2nd November.

I’ll bring you more Damien Rice details as and when I get them.

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