Fionn Regan has unveiled a new track, Cormorant Bird, from his forthcoming album, The Meetings of the Waters. The album is released on 14th April through Fionn’s own label imprint 常に愛TSUNENI AI / Abbey Records.
He has also announced a forthcoming app for the iPhone that offers an accompaniment to the album and all things Fionn Regan. Fans can listen to music from the forthcoming record, buy tickets, and view an exclusive gallery of new photos. The app is available to download via the App Store on 31st March.
The Meetings of the Waters was co-produced by Regan, Philip Tennant and Dave Granshaw at Chale Abbey Studios on the Isle of Wight. It was mixed by Tom Elmhurst at Electric Lady Studios in New York and by Tchad Blake at Mongrel Studios in Wales.
Talking about the album, Fionn said “For me to make a completely acoustic record now would not be honest. It’s just what you hear; it’s the bleeding in of everything, it’s the landscape that we’re in. Just a voice and a guitar doesn’t tell the whole picture for me right now; it’s everything that I’ve taken in sitting around listening to electronic music.” The album’s title is, he says, an acknowledgement that “the record is kind of a meeting of both things that are influential. That meeting is the two things actually arriving. That’s what I was trying to get to, and that’s why it took a little bit longer, to work out how to do that and for it to evolve naturally, and for it to feel timeless, and like it comes from the same source.”
It’s a body of work that moves him comfortably into a more expansive space, exploring a more electronic field and giving the music more room to breathe.
Fionn’s headline show at The Union Chapel has now sold out but fans can catch hom at a free instore show at Rough Trade East on the 19th April.
Watch his title track video below: