New Editors Songs Registered: “Black Gold” & “Upside Down”

A couple of weeks ago, Editors shared their addictive new single, “Frankenstein.” Despite conflicting reports from the band members, it seems that it’s the lead single for their upcoming greatest hits album, due later this year. Frontman Tom Smith and bassist Russell Leetch confirmed that they have three new songs ready – recorded a few months ago with producer Jacknife Lee – and we may have uncovered the two remaining titles: “Black Gold” and “Upside Down.”

Both “Black Gold” and “Upside Down” recently appeared in the ASCAP database. (“Frankenstein” was also added.) Each of the three new songs list all five Editors members as writers. Interestingly, “Black Gold” also lists Andy Burrows as a writer. He and Tom Smith are working on a new Smith & Burrows album; maybe that crossed over into Editors territory?

We’ve known about “Black Gold” for several months, as the Editors band members used it to caption their studio shots on Instagram. However, “Upside Down” is a completely new title. How do you think the two new songs will sound? Let us know!

“Black Gold” & “Upside Down” ASCAP Registration:

Editors - 2019 ASCAP - Black Gold
Editors - 2019 ASCAP - Upside Down

“Frankenstein” is one of three songs Editors recorded with Jacknife in Los Angeles earlier this year. These tracks may appear on the band’s upcoming greatest hits album, due out later in 2019, though the band members are being coy about their exact plans.

Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) 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, and then on “Crucifixion / A Prophet” in March.

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This year, Editors shared the unreleased Violence song “Barricades” ahead of their special album, The Blanck Mass Sessions, released last month.

Editors’ latest single “Frankenstein” is a wonderful promise of more to come on – whether on an upcoming greatest hits compilation or for some other surprises. Enjoy the new single, and get ready to hear “Black Gold” and “Upside Down” soon. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.

Editors Recreate “Frankenstein” Story In Dancey New Music Video

Just last week, Editors shared their addictive new song, “Frankenstein,” teasing a video at the time. Now the time has come: Fans can see the “Frankenstein” music video, and it’s as spooky as you’d expect, but also surprisingly dancey.

The video opens on a skinny man, going through the motions as if in a trance. Showers, breakfast, the morning commute, his day job as a police officer… none of it seems to bring him any joy. But one night he gets an incredible idea, and after a quick Google search on how to do it, he’s off to the graveyard. What follows is a reinterpretation of the classic “Frankenstein” story, complete with zombies and their mad scientist. But these pop-singers-turned-monsters don’t escape to pillage the town; instead, they stay and brighten up their creator’s dull life. They dance through the routine, until disaster strikes again.

Directed by Gregory Ohrel, the music video is as stunning as the song itself.

Watch the music video for “Frankenstein” below:

You can stream or download “Frankenstein” from all the major music providers here. The song was produced by Jacknife, the same man who produced Editors’ sophomore album, An End Has A Start.

“Frankenstein” is one of three songs Editors recorded with Jacknife in Los Angeles earlier this year. (Another song might be called “Black Gold.”) These tracks may appear on the band’s upcoming greatest hits album, due out later in 2019, though the band members are being coy about their exact plans.

Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) 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, and then on “Crucifixion / A Prophet” earlier in March.

More Editors & Tom Smith News

This year, Editors shared the unreleased Violence song “Barricades” ahead of their special album, The Blanck Mass Sessions, released last month.

Editors’ new single “Frankenstein” is a wonderful promise of more to come on – whether on an upcoming greatest hits compilation or for some other surprises. Enjoy the new single and its spooky music video, and stay tuned for more songs to come. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.

Editors Share Hypnotic, Addictive New Song “Frankenstein”

A few weeks ago, Editors started performing a new song called “Frankenstein.” After promising a new “song for the freaks,” today fans get to hear the single release of “Frankenstein,” a track that sounds even better than in those first live recordings. The new song is expected to appear on the upcoming greatest hits album Editors are currently preparing.

“Frankenstein” takes Editors into doomy electro-rock, reminiscent of the sound of the mid-late 1990s. It starts with spooky piano and screeching, a clear callback to early black-and-white horror movies. The song then moves into a pulsing, dancey beat ripe with a sinister undercurrent. Tom sings, “wherever we go, the lights get low; I’m Frankenstein.” Strings sweep as the chorus begins, Tom describing narrow streets filled with freaks. Won’t you dance like a monster with him? The chorus ends with a hypnotic repetition of “it goes off” as the song grows stronger and darker. Blasting horns punctuate the final chorus before the song ends with some syncopated, spooky piano – driving home that old horror movie vibe.

It’s impossible to listen to “Frankenstein” just once. Indeed, it’s an addictive track that will probably take over your listening for the next several days or weeks. It’ll also be an excellent addition to your Halloween playlists this October.

Listen to “Frankenstein” below:

You can stream or download “Frankenstein” from all the major music providers here. The song was produced by Jacknife, the same man who produced Editors’ sophomore album, An End Has A Start.

“Frankenstein” will likely appear on Editors’ upcoming greatest hits album, due out later this year. Although we don’t know much about the forthcoming compilation, we do know that the band has been recording new songs for it. In February, Editors shocked and delighted fans when they returned to the studio to work on new tunes. A few months ago, the band went to Los Angeles to record music with producer Jacknife. The band worked on something – a song? – called “Black Gold.”

We suspect that those recording sessions will result in the new songs to appear on Editors’ upcoming greatest hits album.

More Editors & Tom Smith News

Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) 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, and then on “Crucifixion / A Prophet” earlier in March.

This year, Editors shared the unreleased Violence song “Barricades” ahead of their special album, The Blanck Mass Sessions, released last month.

Editors’ new single “Frankenstein” is a wonderful promise of more to come on their upcoming greatest hits compilation. Enjoy the new song, and stay tuned for its music video, due out soon. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.

Editors Announce New “Song For The Freaks” Out This Friday

Editors are the gift that keep on giving! Only one month after releasing their special album The Blanck Mass Sessions – a companion to their 2018 album, Violence – the band is getting ready to release brand new music this Friday. The new “song for the freaks” is the studio recording of their tune “Frankenstein,” which they just debuted live a couple of weeks ago. The same weekend they premiered “Frankenstein,” frontman Tom Smith also revealed Editors are preparing a greatest hits album, to be released later this year. Perhaps their upcoming song “Frankenstein” will serve as the lead for the forthcoming compilation?

See Editors’ song announcement below:

A song for the freaks, a song of joy and escapism, a cartoon song for the different and for the night.
New music on Friday.

Update 6/12: Editors shared a snippet of the studio version of “Frankenstein” and made it available to pre-save on Spotify. Listen to the clip below: 

Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) 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, and then on “Crucifixion / A Prophet” earlier in March.

This year, Editors shared the unreleased Violence song “Barricades” ahead of their special album, The Blanck Mass Sessions, released last month.

More Editors & Tom Smith News

In February, Editors shocked and delighted fans when they returned to the studio to work on new tunes. A few months ago, the band went to Los Angeles to record music with producer Jacknife. Editors notably worked with Jacknife back in 2007, when he produced their sophomore album, An End Has A Start. The band worked on something – a song? – called “Black Gold.”

We suspect that those recording sessions will result in the new songs to appear on Editors’ upcoming hits album. Now, with their new “song for the freaks” – titled “Frankenstein” – on the horizon for this Friday, we can assume the compilation album will be announced sooner than later. So stay tuned for more information on that and the upcoming new music. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.

Tom Smith Teases New Smith & Burrows Demos

Late last year, a full seven years after releasing their debut album together, Funny Looking Angels, Smith & Burrows reunited with a new song and promise of a new album. They played “All The Best Moves,” and the pair have been in and out of the studio since then. Today, Tom Smith (also frontman of the band Editors) teased the new Smith & Burrows demos they’ve recorded.

 

Indeed, over the past few months, Tom Smith and Andy Burrows have had plenty of time to write and record. In January, they said they said they had a “s–t ton of songs for this new record now.”

 

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Smith & Burrows started back in 2011, when, that November, the pair released their debut album together, Funny Looking Angels. Comprised of covers and original songs, the Christmas album offered a unique take on the winter holidays. Eight years have since passed, and now the duo are finally preparing a follow-up album!

When debuting their new song, “All The Best Moves,” last November, Andy revealed that he and Tom were working on a new Smith & Burrows album. There’s no word on when that will be ready, or if it will also be centered around Christmas. If it will, we may expect to hear it late this year. However, considering the lack of festivity in “All The Best Moves,” it’s entirely possible the new album won’t be about holidays at all. Whatever the Smith & Burrows demos sound like, we’re sure they’re excellent.

More Editors & Tom Smith News

Meanwhile, Tom Smith’s band Editors are also preparing an album to be released lat this year. They plan to put out a greatest hits compilation, and have already debuted a brand new song, “Frankenstein.” Tom indicated that they’ll include a few new tunes on the compilation album.

Their last album, Violence, came out in March 2018. That record launched their singles “Magazine,” “Halleluljah (So Low),” “Darkness At The Door,” and “Cold.” This year, they put out the companion album, The Blanck Mass Sessions, featuring alternative versions of the Violence songs. It included the previously-unheard song “Barricades.” Tom Smith also sang on a new song with UNKLE called “The Other Side.”

There’s plenty going on with both Smith & Burrows and Editors. It’s great to know the Smith & Burrows demos are ready; with any luck, we’ll get to hear their long-awaited sophomore album this year. For now, “All The Best Moves” will certainly hold fans over.

Look out for more on Smith & Burrows in the coming months. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.