Wednesday, 27 June 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : James - Coming Home Pt 2


James have revealed the video for Coming Home Pt 2, the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming 15th studio album Living In Extraordinary Times, due for release on August 3rd. The video was filmed “on zero budget” in California by Tim’s long-time friend, director Leif Tilden.



The song deals with the issue of separation from children, in Tim’s case his son whilst on the road with the band, but like Upside from Hey Ma, could equally be applied to the plight of immigrant children and families separated by distance and politics. In interviews he’s spoken of it as a sequel to Come Home, hence the Pt 2 in the title.

Coming Home Pt 2 was originally written in the sessions for Girl At The End Of The World, but was completed for this album, it being the track Tim talked about in interviews that they couldn’t finish but wanted to return to. It features Brian Eno on keyboards.

It’s the first appearance of any of the band, other than live shots, in a James video since 1999’s We’re Going To Miss You (although Tim did appear in videos from his 2011 solo album Love Life.

Living In Extraordinary Times’ tracklisting is as follows :

1. Hank
2. Coming Home (Pt.2)
3. Leviathan
4. Heads
5. Many Faces
6. How Hard The Day
7. Extraordinary Times
8. Picture Of This Place
9. Hope To Sleep
10. Better Than That
11. Mask
12. What's It All About

with four bonus tracks on the deluxe CD

13. Backwards Glances
14. Moving Car (demo)
15. Overdose (demo)
16. Trouble (demo)

It is available in the following formats and a variety of bundles from the James store :

Standard CD
Cassette
Deluxe CD
Black Vinyl
James Web Store Exclusive White Vinyl in yellow sleeve
Indies and HMV Exclusive Magenta Vinyl in grey sleeve
White Label Test Pressing Exclusive To Web Store

Everything other than the indies magenta vinyl is available from the band's official store.

Our review of Better Than That EP featuring Better Than That and Hank from the album can be found here.

James play festival shows at Lisbon Rock In Rio (June 29), Latitude Festival (July 13), Bilbao BBK (14), Kendal Calling (27), Linlithgow Party At The Palace (August 11), Scarborough Open Air Theatre (18) and Drumlanrig Electric Fields (30).

James' official website can be found here. They are on Facebook and Twitter.  Some of the band - TimAndy and Dave - are also on Twitter.

We also run the One Of The Three James archive, the most detailed resource for information about the band, and the site also has a Facebook and Twitter page.
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