Home > Johnny Flynn, Thirty Tigers, Transgressive > BEEN LISTENING, THE NEW ALBUM FROM ACCLAIMED UK TROUBADOUR JOHNNY FLYNN, TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 26 ON TRANSGRESSIVE/THIRTY TIGERS

BEEN LISTENING, THE NEW ALBUM FROM ACCLAIMED UK TROUBADOUR JOHNNY FLYNN, TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 26 ON TRANSGRESSIVE/THIRTY TIGERS

  

“Complex and engaging arrangements… Stirringly poetic.” [four stars]

– The Sun

“Oceans of depth… A commanding performance…”

– Q 

   

Been Listening, the brilliant new album from acclaimed British singer/songwriter Johnny Flynn, is set for October 26 release in North America via Transgressive/Thirty Tigers.

Been Listening shines as a sophomore effort as Flynn expands on his English folk style by incorporating subtle African (Flynn was born in Johannesburg, South Africa) and classic American R&B influences, which can be heard immediately on the opening track, “Kentucky Pill.” From the delicate beauty of Flynn’s duet with Laura Marling on “The Water,” to the captivating intensity of “Howl” to the joyful sing-a-long “Churlish May,” Flynn paints vivid imagery throughout all of his songs. His vocals, writing and arrangements are beyond his 27 years, not to mention that he is a skilled multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, trumpet, guitar, violin, banjo, organ, piano and ukulele throughout Been Listening.

Downloadable mp3“Kentucky Pill”

Official Video“Kentucky Pill” 

Animated Video“Barnacled Warship”

Been Listening is the follow up to Flynn’s 2008 debut A LarumUSA Today said, “…this U.S. debut by a 25-year old poet/actor/troubadour/multi-instrumentalist is a thing of raw beauty. A Larum gleams with precious poise, passion and promise.”

Been Listening was produced, recorded and mixed by Ryan Hadlock (Regina Spektor, The Strokes), who also produced A Larum. The album was recorded in Seattle and London.

Released in the UK in May, Been Listening has received high praise from the British press. BBC Music said, “…Flynn’s latest joins a select collection of releases deserving considerable acclaim… A confident, affecting set.” Mojo stated, “Stands to reconfirm him as a promising homegrown talent with an impressive lyrical reach…”

 

Johnny Flynn Fall Tour Dates:

October 16 – Mayne Stage – Chicago, IL

October 17 – Kenyon College – Gambier, OH

October 18 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ONT

October 19 – II Motore – Montreal QC

October 20 – TT The Bears – Boston, MA

October 22 – CMJ/Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

October 24 – M Room – Philadelphia, PA

October 25 – Sonar Club Stage – Baltimore, MA

October 27 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

October 28 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

October 29 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN

October 30 – Young Avenue Deli – Memphis, TN

November 1 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX

November 2 – Emo’s – Austin,. TX

November 6 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

November 7 – The Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

November 8 – High Dive – Seattle, WA


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