Well, well, well. Just as we were beginning to lament the humdrum pace of this start to the work week, we received the unexpected news that the inimitable Richard Ashcroft has just dropped a brand new single, in conjunction with announcing his forthcoming fifth studio album, set to arrive in stores May 20th.
“This Is How It Feels” is the lead single from These People, the ex-Verve frontman’s first LP in six years and the follow-up to 2010’s United Nations of Sound. Ashcroft explained the album’s dual-themed impetus to NME, stating, “We’re in a very nihilistic age, we’re in death-ridden, world war times and I like to reflect the society we’re in but I also wanna possibly project something that gives us a sense of hope."
The full track listing for These People is:
“Out Of My Body”
“This Is How It Feels”
“They Don’t Own Me”
“Everybody Needs Somebody To Hurt”
“Pictures Of You”
“Ain’t The Future So Bright”
“Songs Of Experience”
Listen to “This Is How It Feels” below. UPDATE (3/9/16): Watch the new video for "This Is How It Feels" below.