Benjamin Clementine announces new album ‘I Tell a Fly’ (out September 15th) alongside new track ‘God Save The Jungle’

 

Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine has announced plans for his much-anticipated second album, I Tell A Fly, which will be released through Behind / Virgin EMI on September 15. Introduced recently by ‘Phantom Of Aleppoville’, ‘I Tell A Fly’ follows debut album At Least For Now, which was awarded the Mercury in 2015. Having recently collaborated with Damon Albarn for the latest Gorillaz album, Clementine has also announced a series of UK & European headline dates for November and December (full list below), including London’s Brixton Academy on December 5th. A New York show at Carnegie Hall has already been announced for October 5.

Details of I Tell A Fly arrive alongside the latest new track to emerge from the album, ‘God Save The Jungle’ which follows the previously released ‘Phantom Of Aleppoville’ (watch the stunning Craig McDean/Masha Vasyukova video here). With a title which plays ironically on the British National Anthem, it is an elegant, sardonic song which alludes to the notorious Calais camp – you can listen to the track below.

Speaking about the new album, Clementine says, “I have written my second piece called I Tell A Fly. In little words- it’s a story about two wandering flies finding fleet. I am neither a politician nor prophet but an artist who creates to only entertain is no better than a con. I hope this album fulfils its purpose as the continuation from At Least For Now. Thank you for your kindness, warmth, patience and  unparalleled support. Ars brevis, vita longa.”

European tour dates:

12th Nov | The October Palace Kiev, Ukraine
13th Nov | 
Izvestia Hall Moscow, Russia
15th Nov | 
The Hall Compensa Vilnius, Lithuania
16th Nov | 
MTP2 Hall Poznan, Poland
18th Nov
 | Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Germany
19th Nov | 
Philharmonie Munich Munich, Germany
20th Nov | 
Köln Philharmonic Hall Köln, Germany
21st Nov | 
Berlin Philharmonie Berlin, Germany
22nd Nov | 
Konzerthaus Dortmund Dortmund, Germany
25th Nov | 
Cirque Royal Brussels, Belgium
27th Nov | 
Philharmonie Luxembourg Luxembourg
28th Nov | 
De Doelen Rotterdam, Netherlands
30th Nov | 
Dome Concert Hall Brighton, UK
1st Dec | 
Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham, UK
3rd Dec | 
O2 Academy Leeds, UK
4th Dec | 
The Ritz Manchester, UK
5th Dec | 
Brixton Academy London, UK
6th Dec | 
The Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
8th Dec | 
Colston Hall One Bristol, UK
18th Dec | 
Arcimboldi Theatre Milan, Italy

 

 

 

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