August 01, 2022

John Cale: Night Crawling

John Cale has released a new single, Night Crawling, his first new material since 2020's Lazy Day. He looks back to the 70s when he roamed the streets with David Bowie, who is featured in the animated video was made by Mickey Miles. Cale is pictured wearing the suit that was pictured on the cover of Paris 1919.

There was this period around mid-late ’70s when David and I would run into each other in NY. There was plenty of talk about getting some work done but of course we’d end up running the streets, sometimes until we couldn’t keep a thought in our heads, let alone actually get a song together! One night we managed to meet up for a benefit concert where I taught him a viola part so we could perform together. When I wrote ‘Night Crawling,’ it was a reflective moment of particular times. That kind of NYC that held art in its grip, strong enough to keep it safe and dangerous enough to keep it interesting. I always figured we’d have another go at the two of us recording together, this time without the interference of being perpetually off our heads! The thing about creating music is the ability to divine a thought or feeling even when reality says it’s a logical impossibility.

His voice is in fine shape on this synth and percussion heavy track. It is released via Domino Records and available on all the usual digital outlets.

Live dates:
  • 10/23 Edinburgh, UK @ Queens Hall
  • 10/24 York, UK @ Barbican
  • 10/31 Whitley Bay, UK @ The Playhouse
  • 11/03 Birmingham, UK @ Town Hall
  • 11/07 Bexhill On Sea, UK @ De La Warr Pavilion
  • 11/09 London, UK @ The Palladium
  • 11/10 Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
  • 11/11 Liverpool, UK @ Royal Philharmonic Hall

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