John Mitchell returns to talk about the new Lonely Robot album ‘A Model Life’ out on August 26th, writing to a song title, working quickly, and much more.
An album that brims with frustration at the state of things, while tugging remorselessly at the heart strings, A Model Life is plainly the most honest and vulnerable Lonely Robot record to date. From opener Recalibrating, which muses on the aftermath of a broken relationship, and Digital God Machine – a sardonic tribute to keyboard warriors everywhere, to the boys-don’t-cry pathos of Rain Kings and the absurdly moving, adoption-themed Duty Of Care, these new songs provide a scattershot but profoundly emotional soundtrack to a restless and uncertain world.
John comments: “Making ‘A Model Life’ was very much a lifeline and indeed wake up call at the end of a particularly personally challenging couple of years. Creating it made me realise that ultimately, life is impermanent and the one true thing that gives me a focus and anchor is and has always been music. Long may that be the case.”
The album will be available as Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+CD & as Digital Album. Pre-order now here: https://LonelyRobot.lnk.to/AModelLife
The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Recalibrating 00:05:02
2. Digital God Machine 00:06:08
3. Species In Transition 00:06:19
4. Starlit Stardust 00:05:48
5. The Island Of Misfit Toys 00:04:18
6. A Model Life 00:05:27
7. Mandalay 00:01:56
8. Rain Kings 00:06:33
9. Duty Of Care 00:06:24
10. In Memoriam 00:05:53