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Elbow's new single is inspired by a conversation with Pixies' Black Francis

06 January 2017, 13:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Elbow have shared "All Disco", the second single from upcoming record Little Fictions.

The track follows storming lead cut "Magnificent (She Says)" and, as the band have revealed, was inspired by a conversation that frontman Guy Garvey had with Pixies' Black Francis.

"I interviewed him for a radio show 10 years ago in Lynchburg Tennessee," says Garvey. "I was to talking to him about between him being Black Francis and Frank Black and all these different incarnations. I said ‘with all these different styles of music, where are you going next?’ He said something along the lines of ‘you have punk rock, you have rock, you have blues, you have soul, it’s all disco'. And I just love that attitude, from one of the most influential people - particularly to me. For him to have this attitude of ‘put everything into it, invest everything into it, but remember it’s not everything'. I think that’s a really good way to do it. He’s not having any money but he gave us a really good chorus there."

Despite the name, "All Disco" is a rather pared-back tune with balladic rhythms and maudlin overtones.

Little Fictions is due out 3 February 2017. You can pre-order now from iTunes and the band's webstore.
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