Two years after As I Was Now, British musician and singer-songwriter Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) annouced the release of a new solo album. I Love The New Sky is out on May 22nd via Bella Union. The twelve tunes of the album were authored, he says, “in Norfolk, in the middle of the countryside, with the nearest shop eight miles away. There are no distractions, and I guess that way things happen. I wrote everything on acoustic guitar, and the chords were really considered. The guitar lines would lead the melody, and the melody would inform the lyrics – just dreaming away with music.

We already shared “Empathy For the Devil”; “The Mall” is a new excerpt. Watch the official video directed by Susan Lynch. Of the track Burgess says: “The mall is like a state of mind – everything and nothing is there. It induces a kind of torpor. Even the process of going between floors is assisted by moving staircases. Shop windows are hypnotic but you don’t have to take part in anything. Malls are a great leveller – class and status disappear. They are like a waking dream, an altered state. A kind of limbo. Plus they are handy if you need new shoes or a doughnut.”