David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) is set to release his new album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure this coming October, and today September 6th, British independent record label Glass Modern presents the new single from the album: “Migena and The Frozen Roses”.
The track features The Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe on keys, synth, percussion, and programming, with spoken word provided by Italian actress Asia Argento.
This company of friends collectively wrote the song, which was co-produced by David J himself, who also appears on vocals, a treated nylon string acoustic guitar, and bass, naturally.
The song, engineered by Anton Newcombe at Cobra Studio in Berlin, is a glorious effort indeed by the three artists, and all things David J that we are accustomed to in his recent solo releases are here, in addition to the traces of Anton Newcombe’s work from way back the early days of the Massacre, which present themselves like spokes and chills all over the song. Of course, Asia Argento is here with her strict and yet sensual voice.
David J had this to say about this interplay:
“I wrote the words to this while on tour, on a flight from Turin to Berlin, on my way to stay with Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe. We had planned to record something new together in his studio. This collaboration instantly clicked. I have to say that I was enormously impressed with Anton’s musical invention. Everything he came up with – keyboard parts, strings, percussion, etc. worked right away”, and he adds, “The spoken word recitation worked perfectly over the music and we had it first take. It then entered my mind that this track would be a good vehicle for Asia Argento, the Italian actress, director and sometime musician. She and Anton had already worked together on her excellent album, ‘Total Entropy’, which I had played in its entirety. Asia had approached me several years ago with a request that we work together. “David, let’s make art!” Well, now was the time! We texted her and it turned out that she was sick with a cold and in bed in New York City. Still, the lady was game. I asked her to simply write something in Italian about a red rose and then a yellow rose and to record her voice on her phone and send it to us in Berlin. This she did. We flew her very sexy throaty vocal (made even huskier by the cold) into the mix and with a little nudging by Anton it worked great. I love how this track turned out. Red roses all round!“
Watch the video below:
The “Migena and The Frozen Roses” single also includes David J’s rendition of ‘Read ‘Em
‘N Weep’ (written by Ian Hunter). You can listen to this b-side and read all the necessary credits along with it via the link to the Bandcamp page below, plus check the following tour dates.
David J Tour Dates:
- Oct 08 Prague, Czech Republic @ La Loca
- Oct 12 Berlin, Germany @ BiNuu
- Oct 13 Cologne, Germany @ Helios 37
- Oct 15 Rome, Italy @ Traffic Club
- Oct 16 Lisbon, Portugal @ Musicbox
- Oct 17 Leiria, Portugal @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
- Oct 18 Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
- Oct 19 Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra (with The Psychedelic Furs)
- Oct 20 Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Kapital (with The Psychedelic Furs)
- Oct 22 Paris, France @ Le Petit Bain
- Oct 24 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
- Oct 26 London, UK @ Moth Club
- Oct 27 Nottingham, UK @ Beta
- Oct 28 Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
And just a little before this article was published we discovered the third song unveiled from the upcoming album of David J, this is ‘Baudelaire‘!
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