Proving once again that their penchant for crafting anthemic, soul-affirming tunes remains fully intact, Elbow have returned with new single ‘Dexter & Sinister.’ The hard-charging, shapeshifting seven-minute track features guest vocals by Jesca Hoop and represents the first taste of the band’s forthcoming eighth studio album, Giants Of All Sizes, the follow-up to 2017’s Little Fictions due to arrive in stores October 11th.
Lead vocalist and songwriter Guy Garvey describes the song in an official statement as “A great, big, bewildered question dealing with my feelings on Brexit, the loss of family and friends and the general sense of disaffection you see all around at the moment.”
“We haven’t sat around and played like that in a long time,” keyboardist and producer Craig Potter adds. “The looseness in the track definitely comes from us playing live in the room and, on the second part, we decided not to play to a click to really allow the tune to breathe.”
Watch the lyric video below and snag your copy of the limited-edition 10-inch vinyl single here.