Mick Harvey’s ‘Four (Acts of Love)’ Coming This Summer
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While it’s been almost four years since he walked away from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Australian singer/songwriter and producer Mick Harvey has continued to craft quite a prolific solo catalog.
On top of working with the likes of PJ Harvey on her 2011 Mercury Music Prize winning effort, Let England Shake, and numerous other projects and film soundtracks (including To Have and To Hold and Australian Rules), the former Birthday Party mate has amassed a new collection of tunes for his sixth studio album, Four (Acts of Love).
Out June 11 via Mute, Four (Acts of Love), sifts through love’s many complex layers, and is divided into three acts: Summertime in New York (Act 1), The Story of Love (Act 2) and Wild Hearts Run Out of Time (Act 3). Many new songs from Harvey as well as his own interpretations of some classics, including Van Morrison’s “The Way Young Lovers Do,” Roy Orbison’s “Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)” and The Saints’ “The Story of Love,” comprise the 14-song set. Bonus: the PJ Harvey-penned tune “Glorious” also makes the cut.
Longtime collaborators Rosie Westbrook (double bass) and JP Shilo (guitar/violin) once again join Harvey on this LP.
Check out “Glorious” below:
And for good measure, here’s some classic Bad Seeds with “The Mercy Seat”: