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Black Marble announces new album with opening cut "Somewhere"

28 July 2021, 12:52 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Black Marble, real name Chris Stewart, has announced his new album Fast Idol, alongside releasing the opener "Somewhere" as the first taster.

"Somewhere" marks Black Marble's first outing from Fast Idol, and follows last year's I Must Be Living Twice EP.

Stewart says of the song, ""Somewhere" describes a place just out of reach that serves as a diversion and takes focus away from the ambiguities of daily life. It represents a place of disinhibition where if it could only be remembered, or found, the people we aim to be could for a moment be fully realised. Although its dreamlike clarity and feeling of connection may seem like an empty promise, it serves as an aspirational reminder for what might be."

Fast Idol will follow Stewart's 2019 Black Marble album Bigger Than Life.

He says of the album, "People don’t expect me to be responsible for altering their outlook or mood, they come to hear something that meets them where they are. I trusted on this record that if I stayed in that space and created things from that more mysterious place, it would connect with others."

Stewart adds, "On my previous album I was more specific about the themes I was talking about. Fast Idol goes back to the songwriting on my early records, where the themes were guided by intuition and instinct – often, their meanings only become clear to me after they're written."


  1. Somewhere
  2. Bodies
  3. Royal Walls
  4. Try
  5. The Garden
  6. Say It First
  7. Streetlight
  8. Ceiling
  9. Ship to Shore
  10. Preoccupation
  11. Brighter and Bigger
"Somewhere" is out now. Black Marble's Fast Idol album will arrive via Sacred Bones Records on 22 October, and is available to pre-order now. He's due to play London's Moth Club on 6 November. Find out more.
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