Johnny Marr, one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists in British independent music will release Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, on February 25, 2022via BMG.
The 16-track double LP is Marr’s fourth solo record and the first full album of all-new music since 2018’s acclaimed UK Top Ten release, ‘Call The Comet’.
Johnny recently released ‘Night and Day’, the brand new single taken from the ‘Fever Dreams Pt 3’ EP – the third quarter of forthcoming double album ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’
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Featuring backing vocals and bass from Primal Scream’s Simone Marie, ‘Night and Day’ encapsulates the confusion, the torpor and the entropy of the way we’ve all been living.
Speaking about the new single, Johnny said: “I need songs after all the news, news, news. It gets too real in the hotspots.”
Most importantly, ‘Night and Day’ and the themes of ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ also look to the future, and the idea that even in the most trying times, hope endures. “I’m trying to be positive, for me and my audience, really,” Johnny adds. “My personality is such that it occurs to me to think that way. I’m not just writing with positivity for the sake of a song. It’s real, and it’s also very necessary.”
The ‘Fever Dreams Pt 3’ EP features four brand new songs from Johnny Marr’s anticipated first double LP – ‘The Speed Of Love’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘Counter-Clock World’ and ‘Rubicon’.
The EP will be released on limited edition gold vinyl on May 20th, preorder from
Early previews of ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’ have been met with widespread acclaim. The single, Sensory Street has been a mainstay on the BBC Radio 6 Music A-List, the album’s electro-soul opener Spirit, Power and Soul was also playlisted by 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, described as “his strongest solo composition yet” by the Evening Standard, “an exercise in progressive creative ambition” by DIY, “invigorating” by Uncut, with “defiance in its DNA” by CLASH and simply “banging” by The Telegraph.
‘Fever Dreams Pt 2’ has seen Johnny heralded as “a master songwriter” by The i Newspaper and, “a project unlike anything he’s done before” by Music Week.