Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth present ‘Utopian Ashes’
March 31, 2021
Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, alongside solo artist and savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, present their debut solo project collection, ‘Utopian Ashes’.
Utopian Ashes is an album, to borrow from William Blake , of songs of experience. Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth’s collection of duets is not a break up record, but it does tell the story of love breaking down, the impossibility of real communication and other unavoidable outcomes of a full life. And it draws on the tradition of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’s Grievous Angel , George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s We Go Together and other country soul classics, to deal in a straight-talking fashion, with the heavy realities of love, loss, disconnection and ultimately redemption. As Gillespie says: “Emotional inarticulacy is at the crux of it”.
In addition to Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, the album features Johnny Hostile (bass) alongside Primal Scream trio Andrew Innes(guitar), Martin Duffy (piano) and Darrin Mooney (drums).
Pre-order here and watch the newly released video for ‘Remember We Were Lovers’ below.