There’s exciting news from Bristolian adventurous drum-and-sax duo Run Logan Run, who are set to release a fourth album, following last year’s For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers which was one of our Album Picks of the year. Entitled Nature Will Take Care Of You, their upcoming album will see the light of day on November 25th through Worm Discs.
The record sees the duo of Andrew Neil Hayes (saxophones and FX) and Matt Brown (drums and percussion) venture boldly into new territory and expand their line-up to include singer Annie Gardiner as well as a string quartet and a brass section. “This is essentially a big band album,” Hayes explained. “Our reference points were Attica Blues by Archie Shepp, Soul Zodiac by Rick Holmes and The Nat Adderley Sextet, and Enter by Fire! Orchestra.” He continues:
“Most tracks began as ideas that Matt and I had composed individually before we developed them in the rehearsal studio together. Our goal was to really open up the sound and invite input from other collaborators… We wanted to reflect our need for community through this process of presenting a larger collective of musicians.”
Alongside the album announcement, Run Logan Run have released the first single ‘Great Fools’ featuring Annie Gardiner on vocals. “The melody came first for ‘Great Fools”, Gardiner said of the track. “I responded to Andrew’s saxophone part with my voice paying homage to ‘O Superman’ by Laurie Anderson, a song I have always loved. The lyrics and vocal melody are abstract and very sound-based, but the song made me feel sad and angry about how easily I forget about the planet in my everyday life.”
‘Great Fools’ is offered with a live video directed by Daniel Broadley and you can watch it below.