Steven Wilson has released a new track '12 Things I Forgot' from his forthcoming sixth album, THE FUTURE BITES and it is available everywhere now! THE FUTURE BITES will be released on January 29th 2021 via Caroline International.
'12 Things I Forgot' is a confessional; a series of admissions of neglect mapped out over a piece of soaring guitar music so gloriously uplifting it threatens to leave our stratosphere and keep going into the far reaches of the galaxy.
'12 Things I Forgot' is the fourth track taken from the album THE FUTURE BITES, following 'Personal Shopper', 'Eminent Sleaze' and 'King Ghost'.
Produced by Steven Wilson and David Kosten (Everything Everything, Keane, Bat for Lashes), THE FUTURE BITES is the follow up to 2017's TO THE BONE - that hugely acclaimed album reached Number 3 in the UK charts on release and saw Steven go on to play a globe-spanning 145 tour that included three sold out nights at the Royal Albert Hall.
THE FUTURE BITES explores ways that the human brain has evolved in the internet era. Where 2017's Top 3 album TO THE BONE confronted the (then) emerging global issues of post truth and fake news, THE FUTURE BITES places the listener in a world of 21st century addictions. It's a place where on-going, very public experiments with nascent technology on our lives take place constantly; where clicks and Tiks have become more important that human interaction. THE FUTURE BITES is less a bleak vision of an approaching dystopia and more a curious and playful reading of a world made all the more strange and separated by the events of 2020.
Musically, THE FUTURE BITES positively gleams. Across the album, there's tracks that deal in gorgeous electronics warped by human intervention (KING GHOST) and soaring acoustics that hit the stratosphere (12 THINGS I FORGOT); a ten minute treatise on the joys of oniomania laid out by Elton John over a Moroder-esque whirlwind (PERSONAL SHOPPER) and a relentless bass-driven Motorik groove that dives right into the murk of clickbait and online radicalisation (FOLLOWER). The album's new recording, COUNT OF UNEASE, is a beautifully plaintive close to the album that floats out on a mix of piano and ambient sound. Together, the nine tracks form Steven's most consistently brilliant work to date. THE FUTURE BITES was recorded in London and co-produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) and Steven Wilson.