Steven Wilson The Future Bites [CD]
Format: CD Album, Jewel Case w/ O-Card
Catalogue No.: CAROL021CD
Release Date: 29th January 2021
CD / Digital Track Listing
3. KING GHOST
4. 12 THINGS I FORGOT
5. EMINENT SLEAZE
6. MAN OF THE PEOPLE
7. PERSONAL SHOPPER
9. COUNT OF UNEASE
New Album out 29th January 2021 via TFB.com/Caroline International. Released everywhere digitally and on limited vinyl, CD, cassette, deluxe box set and Blu-ray featuring the first ever Dolby Atmos release of a new record.
New single Eminent Sleaze online now; CD and Record Store Day 12” released October 24th. Video online now.
Following a delay caused by the initial onset of COVID 19 and after a subsequent revision, Steven Wilson’s sixth album is finally released on 29th January 2021.
THE FUTURE BITES explores ways that the human brain has evolved in the internet era. Where 2017’s Top 3 album TO THE BONE confronted the (then) emerging global issues of post truth and fake news, THE FUTURE BITES places the listener in a world of 21st century addictions. It’s a place where on-going, very public experiments with nascent technology on our lives take place constantly; where clicks and Tiks have become more important that human interaction. THE FUTURE BITES is less a bleak vision of an approaching dystopia and more a curious and playful reading of a world made all the more strange and separated by the events of 2020.
Musically, THE FUTURE BITES positively gleams. Across the album, there’s tracks that deal in gorgeous electronics warped by human intervention (KING GHOST) and soaring acoustics that hit the stratosphere (12 THINGS I FORGOT); a ten minute treatise on the joys of oniomania laid out by Elton John over a Moroder-esque whirlwind (PERSONAL SHOPPER) and a relentless bass-driven Motorik groove that dives right into the murk of clickbait and online radicalisation (FOLLOWER). The album’s new recording, COUNT OF UNEASE, is a beautifully plaintive close to the album that floats out on a mix of piano and ambient sound. Together, the nine tracks form Steven’s most consistently brilliant work to date. THE FUTURE BITES was recorded in London and co-produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) and Steven Wilson.
Between now and the release of the album THE FUTURE BITES website will crack a door open onto a wonderful world of purchase power, a place where everything is marketable and nothing is too random or too moronic to be considered valuable. Inspired by notable 21st century artefacts like the Virgil Abloh ceramic block or Vitality Air’s canned Canadian oxygen, THE FUTURE BITES website is a fully imagined consumer universe (built in collaboration with Baby and Crystal Spotlight) designed to be accessible and addictive to anyone from the casual fan to the hardcore collector. The site will feature regular drops of limited edition merchandise over the coming months - this could be anything from a slogan shirt to a branded hole punch.
THE FUTURE BITES will be available on all digital platforms. vinyl, & CD.
Following the release of PERSONAL SHOPPER earlier in the year, a second track from THE FUTURE BITES is out online today. EMINENT SLEAZE is a wholly unethical life lesson strapped to a piece of grimy, low-slung funk, and as much a departure from Steven’s previous records as its immediate predecessor (watch Miles Skarin’s end times video for the track here).
New Steven Wilson live dates are currently being confirmed for 2021.
Monday 21st September
‘THE FUTURE BITES’ Digital Album Re-Delivery
Tuesday 22nd September @ 9am UK
‘THE FUTURE BITES’ Album Re-Launch
‘EMINENT SLEAZE’ Digital Track Release w/ Video
w/c 5th October
‘THE FUTURE BITES’ Limited 1 of 1 Boxset Launch w/ London Pop-Up Shop
w/c 12th October
- Monday 12th October – Announce 10am
- Tuesday 13th October – Artist pre-sale
- Wednesday 14th October – Pre sale for 48 hours via gigsandtours 10am
- Friday 16th October – General sale 10am
Friday 30th October
‘KING GHOST’ Digital Track Release w/ Video
w/c 23rd November
’12 THINGS I FORGOT’ Digital Track Release w/ Video + Radio Service
’12 THINGS I FORGOT’ Physical Vinyl
Merch Drops / Christmas Activations
Friday 29th January
’12 THINGS I FORGOT’ Radio Impact
‘PERSONAL SHOPPER’ Video Release
‘THE FUTURE BITES’ Album Release
w/c Monday 1st February
‘THE FUTURE BITES TV’ Livestream (TBC)
In-stores / Signings TBC
’ANYONE BUT ME’ Digital Release + Radio Service
ASSETS / VIDEO
- ‘EMINENT SLEAZE’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUKmOkrcMig&feature=youtu.be
Launch marketing boosting socials Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Video marketing across YouTube, Twitter
Pop-Up Shop to launch limited 1of1 boxset (w/c 5th October)
Location Greek St
Christmas gifting with Calendar TBC
Merch items available (e.g. Branded ear plugs)
New dates TBC
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