Jon Boden’s secures a spot on the Radio 2 playlist11 September 2017
Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, will release his new solo album ‘Afterglow’, via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. ‘Afterglow’ is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a 12-year project which sold over a quarter of a million albums, with worldwide sell-out shows including the Royal Albert Hall. Boden will be performing material from the new album – both solo and with his band The Remnant Kings – across an extensive November tour, taking in a date at Scala, London on November 22, 2017.
Ahead of the album’s release, Jon’s recent single ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’ has been added to the Radio 2 playlist – you can watch the video for the track below. Speaking about the new single, Boden says: “Without easy access to electric light and with a shortage of oil, our lives will again become bounded by the astronomical cycle of the universe, and our relationship with the stars will become closer, uninhibited by artificial light pollution. I wanted the stars to have a big presence in the album, particularly Orion who, as a ‘hunter’, is someone who our hero identifies with as he searches the city for a girl he knew once but hasn’t seen for many years.”