Ian Brown has shared his new single ‘First World Problems’ and announced ‘Ripples’, his first solo album in nine years.
King Monkey teased his return earlier this week, with posters advertising the new track spotted in Liverpool. This follows a similar pattern to when The Stone Roses plastered their iconic ‘Lemon Posters’ across Manchester in 2016 – before returning with new music and tour dates.
Brown produced the new record and wrote most of its tracks. He co-wrote three songs from the album with his sons, who also play various instruments across the LP. ‘Ripples’ was recorded in Liverpool, with some enhancement done on it in “The Beatles room” at Abbey Road Studios.
It also features covers of Barrington Levy’s ‘Black Roses’ and Mikey Dread’s ‘Break Down The Walls’.
The full tracklist is as follows:
- ‘First World Problems’
- ‘Black Roses’
- ‘Breathe And Breathe Easy (The Everness Of Now)’
- ‘The Dream And The Dreamer’
- ‘From Chaos To Harmony’
- ‘It’s Raining Diamonds’
- ‘Blue Sky Day’
- ‘Soul Satisfaction’
- ‘Break Down The Walls (Warm Up Jam)’
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