It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Johnny Flynn whose acting career has also been keeping him occupied including ‘Song One’, an American drama film in which he starred opposite Oscar-winning Anne Hathaway. In the movie Flynn played a musician who also happens to be the favourite artist of Hathaway’s brother who is in a coma. She hopes to revive him with Flynn’s music…you’ll have to watch the film to find out what happens.
Anyhow, today Johnny Flynn has closed the gap by revealing ‘Raising the Dead,’ a track from his forthcoming new album Sillion due for release on Transgressive Records on 24th March. He revealed that it features a host of wonderful musicians – The Sussex Wit (David Beauchamp, Adam Beach, Lillie Flynn, Holly Holden, Cosmo Sheldrake and Joe Zeitlin) and a few others thrown in for good measure.
The album release date also marks the start of his UK tour, see dates below:
Johnny Flynn Sillion UK Tour
24 March – St. George’s Church in Brighton
25 March – Leeds Church in Leeds
26 March – Gorilla in Manchester
27 March – The Caves in Edinburgh
28 March – O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham
29 March – Trinity Centre in Bristol
31 March – St John-at-Hackney Church in London
If you ever wondered about Johnny Flynn’s musical tastes then check out a guest mix he did for us called “Songs for the Road” which featured the likes of Dylan, The Albion Band, Michael Hurley and more. You can listen to it below: