After releasing the recent tracks ‘Hollywood Forever’, ‘Lord of Misrule’ and ‘Slow Burn Love’, ‘Chaos and a Dancing Star’ is out now. Crafted in collaborator with the IvorNovello winner ChrisBraide (Sia, LanaDelRey, Halsey) ‘Chaos and a Dancing Star’ provides another twist in the unorthodox artistry that’s become a hallmark of Almond’s career. The title plays on a quote from Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’: “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Essentially, art, music and creative expression comes from personal experiences of repression or turmoil. It’s a statement that has informed everything that Almond crafts, and one that he wants placed on his gravestone.
Between his enduringly successful solo career and initial rise with Soft Cell, MarcAlmond has amassed 30million sales in a career spanning 40 years. He’s landed two #1 hits in the shape of the Soft Cell classic ‘Tainted Love’ and his solo smash ‘Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart’ (featuring GenePitney) plus a further seven Top10 singles and five Top10 albums.
Full Chaos and a Dancing Star track list:
1. Black Sunrise 2. Hollywood Forever 3. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 4. Dust 5. Slow Burn Love 6. Fighting A War 7. Cherry Tree 8. Chaos 9. Dreaming of Sea 10. When the Stars are Gone 11. Giallo 12. Lord of Misrule 13. The Crows Eyes Have Turned Blue