Elvis Costello has been releasing a series of singles this year and has now announced that they're all on a new album, Hey Clockface, that will be out October 30 via Concord Records. The album was recorded mostly in Paris, but also with sessions in Helsinki and New York. “I sang live on the studio floor, directing from the vocal booth,' Elvis says of the Paris sessions. "We cut nine songs in two days. We spoke very little. Almost everything the musicians played was a spontaneous response to the song I was singing. I’d had a dream of recording in Paris like this, one day."
The album features appearances from Attractions/Imposters keyboardist Steve Nieve, as well as Bill Frisell and Nels Cline, and the tracks that have been shared so far are distinctly modern in production. Elvis says, “I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful.”