Simple Minds Premiere New Album “Big Music” with Idolator

On November 4th, the veteran Scottish alternative rock band Simple Minds will return with Big Music, their first album of new material in 5 years. In advance of the release, Idolator is offering an exclusive stream of the record one week early. Robbie Daw of Idolator called the new release “…a mix of attention-grabbing melodies, guitar and synth-filled instrumentation, irresistible choruses and Kerr’s familiar crooning — in other words, Big Music comes packed with all the proper Simple Minds hallmarks.” Recently, Consequence of Sound premiered the track “Midnight Walking” and said “even after all these years, the band still knows how to blend the perfect amounts of synthpop and melancholy while striking right at the ol’ heartstrings.”

You can watch the official video for the album’s first single “Simple Town” and have a behind the scenes look at the making of the video via The Telegraph.

Big Music, their 16th album was made with an array of collaborators old and new – including co-writer Iain Cook (of Glasgow band Chvrches) and producers Andy Wright, Gavin Goldberg, Steve Osbourne and Steve Hillage (who worked on 1981’s Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call). The album will be released digitally in the US on November 4th as well as on CD, double LP, and deluxe CD on November 24th.

1) Blindfolded
2) Midnight Walking
3) Honest Town
4) Big Music
5) Human
6) Blood Diamonds
7) Let The Day Begin
8) Concrete And Cherry Blossom
9) Imagination
10) Kill Or Cure
11) Broken Glass Park
12) Spirited Away


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