LONELY ROBOT the English progressive rock project that is masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter JOHN MITCHELL (the multi-instrumentalist who also played for Arena, The Urbane, Kino, Frost* and the John Wetton band) has announced that their much-anticipated second studio album ‘The Big Dream’ will be released on 28th April 2017… following on from their acclaimed debut ‘Please Come Home’ [2015]

‘The Big Dream’ has a core theme running through it…

They have also launched the first track from that album, titled ‘Everglow’—

The track is a complicated whirl of melodic variations with tempestuous drumwork and startling changes in tone & dynamics as well as wonderful voicing and fuzzy guitar.

The Big Dream’ has a core theme running through it — The Astronaut, a central character in the Lonely Robot adventure, emerges from a long period in stasis.

Mitchell explained, “The Astronaut wakes from a cryogenic sleep but finds he’s no longer in space, and is instead in a woodland area surrounded by a group of strange people with animal heads. It’s a little surreal, a little ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to some extent. This is something of a solipsistic haze, for want of a better description…

Everglow is the first track I wrote for The Big Dream, it encapsulates the still present feeling that despite being surrounded en masse, we are a synthesised society barely truthfully communicating with each other on a less than superficial, soap box sermon level. Everglow is the hopeful ray of light when the phones go away and the eyes finally make contact. Coming from me, that’s almost ironic…

The album once again features drums by Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) with all other instrumentation on the album delivered by Mitchell himself.

Link: http://johnmitchellhq.com/
‘The Big Dream’ will be released 28th April 2017

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