Horace Andy – Midnight Rocker | Upcoming Release
Horace Andy’s new album to be released on April 8, 2022, is titled Midnight Rocker. It features 10 brand new recordings from the legendary Jamaican singer and longtime Massive Attack collaborator, Horace Andy, produced by Adrian Sherwood.
Midnight Rocker has been approached in a similar fashion to the late-career quality that Sherwood coaxed out of Lee “Scratch” Perry with the albums Rainford and its dub companionHeavy Rain, assembling a crack team of players and spending many months perfecting performance, arrangements and mixing. The result is a suite of tracks that sparkle with superb musicianship, carefully crafted production and Horace’s beautiful vocals.
The material includes revisiting and updating a few classic Horace Andy songs such as This Must Be Hell, Rock To Sleep and Mr. Bassie, but the bulk of the tracks are brand new compositions with contemporary messages such as Watch Over Them and Materialist. The pair have also versioned Safe From Harm, a much-loved early single by Massive Attack, the group that Horace Andy is most associated with.
“On-U Sound are very proud to present a truly wonderful album with one of the all-time great singer-songwriters in the rich history of Jamaican music, Horace Andy. This is a true gold star performance, and I’m very proud of it,” said Adrian Sherwood.
Midnight Rocker will be released on red vinyl, black vinyl, and CD, but to whet the appetite of his many fans the opening track of the album, This Must Be Hell, has already been unvealed.
2. Easy Money
3. Safe From Harm
4. Watch Over Them
6. Today Is Right Here
7. Try Love
8. Rock To Sleep
10. Mr Bassie