Last month, Editors shocked and delighted fans when they returned to the studio to work on new tunes. It’s been less than a year since they released their stunning sixth record, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) Now, the band is in Los Angeles recording music with producer Jacknife. Editors notably worked with Jacknife back in 2007, when he produced their sophomore album, An End Has A Start. Is Editors’ 7th album already on the way?
Check out the band’s exciting studio posts below. The biggest question we have: What is “Black Gold”? A new song title?
Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. After extensive touring and four singles – “Magazine,” “Hallelujah (So Low),” “Darkness At The Door,” and “Cold” – the band members worked on separate projects for a couple months. Frontman Tom Smith rejoined his other group, Smith & Burrows, to perform a brand new song. “All The Best Moves” is set to appear on their long-awaited second album together. Tom also appeared on a song with UNKLE called “The Other Side” last December.
A few weeks ago, Editors also revealed that they’ll be putting out a limited release called The Blanck Mass Sessions for Record Store Day. The EP includes 8 songs – 7 of which are alternate versions of songs that appeared on Violence. It also includes a previously unheard song called “Barricades.” Record Store Day will only have 500 copies available, but as it’s an “RSD First” release, fans can rest assured that it will be more widely available later this year.
Hopefully “Barricades” and the alternate Violence songs will hold you over until we know more about whatever new music Editors are working on with Jacknife.
At this point, it’s too early to say when we’ll get to hear the new music. While an album could be ready by the end of this year, 2020 may be a safer bet. It’s also unclear if Jacknife will serve as the producer for their next album. He did an excellent job on An End Has A Start, so we’d be happy if he does!
There will be plenty more exciting news in the coming months. Keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.