Entitled ‘Brilliant’, which is also the lead single, it precedes a 27-date UK and European tour, with full details to be announced soon.
Dramatic, passionate and truly epic in scale and sound, ‘Brilliant’ is not only a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band are, but an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever. “You only have to look back to the ‘80s and Ultravox were an oddity even then” remembers front man Midge Ure. “When everyone else was doing poppy stuff on synthesizers, we did ‘Vienna’. We didn’t fit into any music camp, we straddled them. At times we were an out-and-out rock band if you came to see us live, but we were making that noise with synthesizers as well as guitars. I mean ‘Vienna’ still sounds unique thirty years on and if you make things that sound unique it becomes timeless.”
From the opening of the new album with ‘Live Again’ and its instantly identifiable piano motifs through to the epic rock of ‘Flow’ and onto the first single and title track ‘Brilliant’, there is no mistaking the sound of Ultravox; the huge choruses, the impassioned vocals, the driving rhythms and pulsing electronics will ensure this EP stays right up there next to some of todays most current and diverse artists.
It’s been a long time coming but with ‘Brilliant’ there’s no denying Ultravox have found their voice again.
Be sure to put this on your shopping list when it releases on May 28th.
Check out this exclusive video of the band during the recording of the album….