BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB UNVEIL ‘SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW’ ARTWORK INSPIRED BY MUYBRIDGE’S ZOOPRAXISCOPE IMAGES
Bombay Bicycle Club unveil the album’s ‘moving, breathing’ artwork for ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, released on February 3rd 2014 via Island Records).
The album illustration, Designed by La Boca, is inspired by the work of groundbreaking 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge. A pioneer in the field of stop-motion photography, Muybridge was famed for his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the film strips used in cinematography before digital.
Penned and self-produced by multi-talented frontman Jack Steadman – who wrote the record while travelling through India, Turkey, Europe and Tokyo, leaving it audibly awash with references from each of these cultures – he intended it from the outset to tell a story from the first track through to its finale.
Jack explains: “I think there is a romantic side to it, although I always try to leave the meaning side of a song and theme wide open.
The last few years have been spent trying to move towards ‘our sound’, the fact that we have produced the album ourselves has helped a lot!”
The band will preview some songs from the new album at an exclusive intimate gig on December 13th at Abbey Road Studios. Fans can go to the pre-order page for the new album at bombaybicycleclubmusic.com to find out how to get tickets.
Album’s Track Listing:
2) It’s Alright Now
3) Carry Me
4) Home By Now
5) Whenever Wherever
7) Eyes Off You
9) Come To
10) So Long, See You Tomorrow