damien rice

Damien Rice has announced a new album, made with producer Rick Rubin. My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Rice’s first LP in eight years, will be released on 11 November (31 October – pre-order).

The record’s 10 songs include several tunes Rice has performed at gigs this year, including The Box and The Greatest Bastard. The latter has already been hailed by George Ergatoudis, head of music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra: “It’s not every day that I hear a new song that totally floors me,” he tweeted on 4 September. “Just wait till u hear The Greatest Bastard.”