Stream: Johnny Marr’s new album Playland


    Guitar god Johnny Marr will release his sophomore solo album, Playland, on October 7th via Warner Bros. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full below (via Spotify).

    Despite waiting some 30 years to release his first solo album, Marr began work on this latest crop of 11 tracks shortly after the release of last year’s The Messenger. “When The Messenger came out, I kept on writing,” Marr said in a statement. “I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record.” Recording took place earlier this spring in a London studio alongside collaborator and co-producer Doviak.

    Marr said that he drew inspiration from the 1938 book Homo Ludens, which explores the concept of cultural development, and from the actual city of London. “It’s important to sound like your environment and on this record that’s London and Manchester,” he said. “The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music.”


    The album is preceded by two singles, “Easy Money” and “The Trap”Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

    Playland Tracklist:
    01. Back In The Box
    02. Easy Money
    03. Dynamo
    04. Candidate
    05. 25 Hours
    06. The Trap
    07. Playland
    08. Speak Out Reach Out
    09. Boys Get Straight
    10. This Tension
    11. Little King

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