Elbow will release a new album, Flying Dream 1, on November 19. The band wrote the album remotely during lockdown but came together at the Brighton Theatre Royal to "perfect, perform, and record the songs," and it presents a quieter side of the band.
"We don’t phone each other for a chat," says frontman Guy Garvey. "We don’t talk about life outside the music until we’re together. These hushed, night-time missives told us how each other were doing. When we finally got together, all that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful."