JOHNNY MARR - FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4 (Colored Vinyl) 2xLP
In the wake of his time leading The Healers, Johnny Marr's solo career has given rise to three U.K. Top Ten albums — The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018's Call The Comet. He now returns with his most expansive work to date, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4.
Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 was created during the long, uncertain period that followed the arrival of the U.K.'s first lockdown, when his focus was pushed into both his interior life, and evoking the emotional states of others. "It's an inspired record, and I couldn't wait to get in and record every day," he says. "But I had to go inwards."
The new album reflects his multi-faceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new. "There's a set of influences and a very broad sound that I've been developing — really since getting out of The Smiths," he says. "And I hear it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. I think it's the most ambitious solo record I've done."