‘KNEE DEEP IN NOSTALGIA’
& ‘THE UNFORESEEABLE FUTURE’
When put together, Knee Deep in Nostalgia & The Unforeseeable Future, might well sound like Beans’ prog rock double album. But rather than one extended opus, they’re more like yin and yang; two faces of the same coin deliberately intended to look in completely different directions. Past vs. Present. Dreamy escapism vs. a gritty reality check. Normal vs. New Normal…
‘Knee Deep In Nostalgia’ is an album packed with positivity, warm feelings and memories of good-times. Rest assured, it has absolutely nothing to do with the worldwide pandemic. It was produced by folk/punk hero: Frank Turner, a longtime friend of Beans’ and a natural choice for the record. Alongside Frank’s playing, additional special guests on the record include: Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), Matt Nasir (Sleeping Souls), Guise and Anna Jenkins (The Red Clay Halo) who give it a full band sound.
It’s partner, ‘The Unforeseeable Future’ was recorded solo by Beans at home during lockdown. It comprises a succession of pinpoint social commentaries all inspired by the “sh**show that has been the year 2020”, says Beans. Featuring just Beans with an acoustic guitar or piano, the album compiles songs that will be familiar to fans who followed the singer’s prolific single release series during lockdown, plus introduces a number of new additions recorded since.
Both records will be released simultaneously on 1st December 2020 (via BOTMusic).