The new HUTCH singles "Cave in" and "Cold Bones" are set for release on Friday 1st July, the first single from the new album "Trick of the light", Which should offer an insight into the sound for the new album.
HUTCH - " I think "Cave in" is a good example of how we've tried to change things up for this album. It's a bit darker in tone, a little heavier maybe, a bit rockier in places, based more around the electric guitar. What inspired the song itself was the feeling of getting older, and wondering whether I had missed my chance to make something happen with my music. Although I hope the themes are more universal than that".
Hutch announces the release of new album, A Trick of the Light , with lead single, ‘Cave In’ plus B-Side ‘Cold Bones’, out 1st July 2022.
‘Cave In’ offers a first look into the sound of Hutch’s forthcoming album
A Trick of the Light, out 2nd Sept 2022.
A Trick of The Light
Walking Back To You
Out Of Sight
Waiting For The Sun
About the album :
We went about the recording "Trick of the light" in much the same way as the first album ( "Romance&Melodrama" ), by working remotely from our respective studios in Derry and Carlow, and bouncing sessions back and forth. We went through a few different stages in the making of this album, building up, breaking down and rebuilding the arrangements for the songs, changing direction a few times in the process.
At Shayne's (Byrne: producer / collaborator) suggestion, We stripped the songs down to their bare bones, and rebuilt the songs using the guitar in a slightly different way to the first album. Since the songs are generally a bit darker in tone, I felt like it was important to reflect this in the music. I set about basing most of the songs around the electric guitar (as opposed to the acoustic-driven first album), taking inspiration from players like Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Andy Summers (The Police), and Geordie Walker (Killing Joke) in how I approached the use of effects and how to build an arrangement of guitars to create something a little different.
Hopefully it's something that people will enjoy & connect with in a meaningful way.