The Who are back with a brand new album

It's official! The Who have returned. 13 years since the release of their last album 'Endless Wire'. The God's have announced their return with a new album set to launch November 22nd that's simply named... WHO.

The nostalgic artwork for the new album, created by famous artist Sir Peter Blake was unveiled this week at the Pace Gallery in New York. The artwork seems like a nostalgic pastiche to the swinging 60s when The Who were pinnacle in the rise of the Modernist movement in the UK. Sir Peter Blake is most famously known for his work with the Beatles and the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club artwork.

The new album was recorded in both London and LA and co-produced by Pete Townshend, D. Sardy (Oasis, Gorillaz, Noel Gallagher) and Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers). With Zak Starkey (Son of Ringo Starr) resuming his place on the sticks.

Moon with a young Starkey

WHO contains 11 tracks and covers issues such as the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and an old rock star that has lost his marbles. 

Speaking about the new album, Daltrey said: “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge”. Pete Townshend added, “Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are OK, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today.

The first song to be released from the album is called Ball and Chain and you can listen to it here...

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