The Corrs return on November 10 with their new album, ‘Jupiter Calling’, on East West Records. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, who recently worked on Imelda May’s album, ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’, the sibling band will return to The Royal Albert Hall, London, on 19 October, in celebration of the album.
‘Jupiter Calling’ comes twenty years after their all conquering sophomore album, ‘Talk On Corners’, and two years after their album, ‘White Light’, which sold gold. It’s an ambitious, earthy, and outspoken album, and is guaranteed to earn them renewed respect as musicians and songwriters.
Caroline Corr described the making of ‘Jupiter Calling’ at London’s RAK studios as “The most freeing experience we’ve ever had in the studio”. Burnett had them play live with minimal overdubs, accompanied by bassist Robbie Malone (best known for his work with David Gray) and longtime guitarist, Anthony Drennan, who’s also remembered for working with Chris Rea, Genesis, and Clannad. T-Bone further added to the stunning finish of the album by insisting the studio source 40 spools of rare two-inch tape, and a 1966 Ludwig drum kit, the brand famously favoured by Ringo Starr during his time in The Beatles.
T-Bone Burnett says,
“I love The Corrs’ deep, generous spirit,” says T-Bone. “I love their writing and their singing and their playing. I love the people of Ireland – their music, their literature, their art- and The Corrs are the most soulful exemplars of that mystical land.”
T-Bone clearly loves The Corrs, and the feeling is mutual, as he’s taken the band out of their comfort zone.
“One of the biggest moments for me was when we first played T-Bone ‘Son of Solomon’,” Andrea says of the stunning album opener that sets the tone for this impressive collection. “He said ‘Okay, don’t play that any more’. When you’re on the verge of knowing something you’re much better than when you know it too well. And he was right. That’s when the magic happens.”
There is further magic on track 6, ‘SOS’, aka ‘Song Of Syria’, the most politically outspoken and evocative song they’ve ever recorded. It’s news like this that makes the anticipation of this album all the more exciting.
The show at The Royal Albert Hall will be in two halves, with an interval. Tickets go on general sale Friday 15 September, from 9am, with album pre-orders and pre-access for early bird tickets here.