Sunday, March 3, 2024

Listen to the new Zeal & Ardor track ‘Built On Ashes’ here – New Tunes Tuesday

Because of bank holiday, hopefully you can let us off for bringing you the newest of tunes on a Tueseday. (or Tunesday. New Tunes Tuesday. Fixed -Ed.

Taken from Zeal & Arbor’s forthcoming new album, Stranger Fruit, comes the new single – Built on Ashes.

The lyrics pay homage to the Billie Holliday classic, Strange Fruit, and state like a strange fruit out of season, you are bound to die alone, and you will then swing free in the breeze.  This follows on from the Good Friday release of Gravediggers Chant, and the April release of the more extreme track Waste. All three tracks are now available on all streaming services and as instant grat tracks when pre-ordering the new album.

Z&A main-man Manuel Gagneux commented:

This is the last single before Stranger Fruit comes out in its entirety. Built on Ashes is the album’s closing track and stands out as a more sombre song, acting as a farewell of sort”.

Stranger Fruit will be released on June 8th, 2018 and in multiple formats, including CD, Vinyl and digital download/stream.

Check out Built On Ashes below:

The diverse yet cohesive nature of the sixteen tracks on Stranger Fruit is designed to encourage the listener to delve a little deeper and find their own meanings in the words. The songs are deliberately intended to play off each other, both lyrically and musically, and while the album seethes with justified rage, its wider reaching aim is to unify and inspire action, not divide and create inertia.

Previously working as a one-man solo effort, the immense interest and critical acclaim Zeal & Arbor attracted upon the release of debut album, Devil is Fine, led to the project becoming a fully-fledged, international touring band, and the band are preparing for a series of ‘live’ shows in June, including a headlining London date, plus an appearance at the Download festival in Donington Park, as well as the June 8th release of their latest album Stranger Fruit

Laurence Todd
Laurence Todd
Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.

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