Today, Editors released their new greatest hits compilation, Black Gold: Best Of Editors. Comprised mainly of 13 beloved singles spanning their six albums, the compilation also features three brand new songs. Following the new singles “Frankenstein” and “Black Gold,” today we can finally hear the studio version of Editors’ third new track, “Upside Down.”
Editors debuted “Upside Down” live on the German show, ZDF Morgenmagazin, two days ago. It was a stripped down acoustic performance, gentle piano and acoustic guitars presenting the short song as a loving ballad. However, the studio version that appears on Black Gold: Best Of Editors sounds more akin to the other new tracks, “Frankenstein” and “Black Gold.”
Here, “Upside Down” is filled out and drawn out, clocking in at nearly 5 minutes. It starts with bright synths, bombastic drums and a blipping detail adding space and texture. Frontman Tom Smith paints a picture of woman out of a requiem. The song builds up during the pre-chorus, Tom pleading that she “never give up,” no matter how hard things may get. The chorus breaks into a dancey disco tune, Tom promising, “You could be upside down, but I’ll hang with you.” It’s an endearing message of unity and love, making that upbeat song that much stronger.
Listen to “Upside Down” below:
“Upside Down” appears on Editors’ greatest hits album, Black Gold: Best Of Editors, out now. You can stream or purchase it from all the major music providers here. Be sure to check out the deluxe edition, which features a bonus disc of 8 new acoustic recordings of beloved album tracks.
Additionally, every order of Black Gold: Best Of Editors on vinyl or CD from Editors’ official site will comes with a bonus 8-track The Snowfield Demos CD. The Snowfield Demos is an extremely rare recording from 2003, before Editors were even called Editors. (Indeed, they went by Snowfield when they made that EP.)
Best Of Album
Fans first heard “Frankenstein” when Editors debuted it live. The song was officially released in June. That same month, we also uncovered the song titles “Upside Down” and “Black Gold” when they were registered on ASCAP. Each of the three new songs list all five Editors members as writers. Interestingly, “Black Gold” also lists Andy Burrows as a co-writer.
Editors recorded “Frankenstein,” “Upside Down,” and “Black Gold” with producer Jacknife Lee in March this year. Jacknife previously produced Editors’ second album, An End Has A Start – the same record that gave us “Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors.”
Black Gold features 13 songs spanning all of Editors’ albums: The Back Room (2005), An End Has A Start (2007), In This Light And On This Evening (2009), The Weight Of Your Love (2013), In Dream (2015), and Violence (2018). It additionally features 3 new songs, and a deluxe edition bonus disc comes with acoustic recordings of 8 well-known songs.
Listen to all of Black Gold: Best Of Editors below:
To celebrate Black Gold: Best Of Editors, the band will also tour in support of their upcoming greatest hits. Editors will kick off their European tour in Paris on January 30, 2020 and will eventually finish in the Netherlands on June 27, 2020. Find dates and tickets now!
Dates have not yet been announced for other parts of the world. Fingers crossed Editors will add more countries and cities!
More From Editors
Just last year, 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 shared an alternate version of the album with The Blanck Mass Sessions, made up of earlier versions of the Violence songs. The album, released last May, featured their previously unreleased Violence song, “Barricades.”
Beyond Editors, the band members are also working on separate music projects. 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. They just finished recording it in Tennessee recording with producer Jacquire King. In the coming months, we’ll likely get more info on the new music and when we’ll get to hear it
“Upside Down” & Black Gold
Enjoy the new official version of “Upside Down,” and be sure to check out the rest of Editors’ new greatest hits album, Black Gold: Best Of Editors, our now! As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.
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