Musing the Divine
I was introduced to The Divine Comedy by guy I had an enormous crush whilst I was at university – I bumped into him on campus and saw that he’d been shopping for CDs. (Cue: conversation opportunity.) The rest as they say his history – the guy turned out to be painfully dull, but I’ve been a fan of TDC ever since then.
June sees the release of the latest TDC offering; Victory For The Comic Muse, and I’m glad to say it doesn’t disappoint. One of Neil Hannon’s strength has always been his ability to make a record that sounds both modern and old fashioned (in a historical rather than modish sense), and this continues with VFTCM which goes from the (relative to the rest of the album) MOR The Light Of Day to the cinematic The Plough.
The album’s lyrics continue to show off Hannon’s way with words – his ability to capture those twisted little moments in a couple of phrases; “hollow heart gave out one Christmas, he left the villa to his mistress in Barcay”.
On the first few listens, the album has proven to be a welcome return, and one of the delights of the year so far.
The lead single off the album Diva Lady will be released on the 12th June.
MP3: A Lady Of A Certain Age (Expired)
MP3: The Light Of Day (Expired)
MP3: Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World (Expired)
Buy: The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse