Tim Bowness shares new single “When Summer Comes” from forthcoming album ‘Powder Dry’

Tim Bowness shares new single “When Summer Comes” from forthcoming album ‘Powder Dry’

Photo by Leon Barker

The sublime second single from Tim Bowness’s forthcoming Kscope label release Powder Dry is out today. The track, titled ‘When Summer Comes’, is a shimmering fusion of treated pianos, Mellotron flutes and bittersweet vocals. A quietly haunting soundtrack for a film that never was, the piece presents a potent mix of classic croon and blissed-out atmospherics. ‘Powder Dry’ will be released on August 16th. 2024 on Kscope.

Bowness says, “There’s a yearning, nostalgic quality to the song, I think. It’s about someone trying to convince themself that meaningful change will come, while instinctively knowing they’ll end up making the same mistakes again. It’s a cinematic ballad with hints of personal favorites such as late ’60s Scott Walker and Beehive-era David Sylvian. Inevitably, there’s some no-man (and a lot of me) in the mix as well.”

Mixed by Bowness’s partner in no-man, Steven Wilson, the evocative, abstract video for the song was created by Matt Vickerstaff.

“This is the best and most creative of all of Tim’s albums.” – Steven Wilson

Featuring 16 pieces over its restless 40-minute duration, Tim Bowness’s eighth studio album Powder Dry represents a new beginning on a new label.

A collection of acute contrasts, the album is a vibrantly accessible and wildly experimental genre-blurring assault, embracing Industrial Rock, Electro Pop, singer-songwriter directness, haunted carnival soundscapes and more.

Entirely produced, performed and written by Bowness (a first), Powder Dry was mixed (in stereo and Surround Sound) by Bowness’s partner in no-man (and The Album Years podcast), Steven Wilson, who also acted as Bowness’s sounding board during the mixing process.

Powder Dry tracklist
Rock Hudson
Lost / Not Lost
When Summer Comes
Idiots At Large
A Stand-Up For The Dying
Old Crawler
Heartbreak Notes
Ghost Of A Kiss
Summer Turned
You Can Always Disappear
Powder Dry
Films Of Our Youth
This Way Now
I Was There

Pre-order the album here: https://TimBownessKscope.lnk.to/Powder_Dry

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