It’s been nearly nine years since Smith & Burrows released their debut album, Funny Looking Angels. While Tom Smith and Andy Burrows have each kept busy with their own separate projects, a new collaboration was long overdue. Luckily, the duo recorded a new album last year, and today we have our first taste of it. “All The Best Moves” serves as the lead single, and it comes with a fun music video.
Smith & Burrows debuted “All The Best Moves” in November 2018 when they performed it live. It was a lively and infectious song, and its new studio recording captures that same energy. Acoustic guitar drives the song, with Tom Smith singing lead throughout. He describes a rather apathetic guy who avoids going out and showing off his sick moves. Instead, he stays inside, thinking nothing is better or worse; it’s all the same. While Tom starts the choruses, Andy takes over the second half, echoing his sentiments and making this a perfect duet. “All The Best Moves” is a fun song, even if the peppy music masks dispirited lyrics.
For the new music video, Tom and Andy each filmed from their respective homes and primarily danced the whole time. Best moves… or dad moves? You decide! The video is charming and fun – like the song itself – and actually does a great job of bringing the lyrics to life. These dudes really do just want to stay home, and no wonder, since they seem to have such a great time there.
Watch the music video for “All The Best Moves” below:
You can stream or download “All The Best Moves” from the major music providers here. It will also appear on Smith & Burrows’ upcoming second album, due out later this year.
New Smith & Burrows Album
Between August and September last year, Tom Smith and Andy Burrows recorded their new album. They spent one month in Nashville, Tennessee – with some recording also happening in Alabama – working with producer Jacquire King. (Jacquire previously produced Tom Smith’s band Editors’ fourth album, The Weight Of Your Love, released in 2013.)
Unlike Funny Looking Angels, the duo’s new album will not be a holiday record. Beyond “All The Best Moves,” the only other song we know of is the one for which Tom teased some lyrics. We don’t know the song’s title, but the partial lyrics go something like this:
Can’t stand the was(…)
Goes dither, dither, dither
Fee fi fo the fun
Gun I got a hun(…)
At just won’t d(…)
The long-awaited second Smith & Burrows record is due out later this year. Catch up on all we know about it here. While we wait, go back and give a listen to Funny Looking Angels. In addition to six covers, the album includes four original songs: “When The Thames Froze,” “As The Snowflakes Fall,” “Rosslyn,” and “This Ain’t New Jersey.”
The Latest from Tom Smith and Editors
Editors shared their first greatest hits album, Black Gold: Best Of Editors, last fall. Along with 13 beloved songs, it also features three new singles: “Frankenstein,” “Black Gold,” and “Upside Down.” 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 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.)
In March, frontman Tom Smith shared a picture of him with Blanck Mass, cheekily writing just “scheming.” We’re not sure what they’ve got up their sleeves… but we’re ready for it.
More recently, between April and June, Editors digitally shared all four volumes of You Are Fading, the rarities compilations first included in their 2011 Unedited box set. The compilations include bonus tracks, b-sides, and other rarities from Editors’ first three album eras.
The Latest from Andy Burrows
Early last year, Andy released Reasons To Stay Alive, a collaboration album with author Matt Haig. Andy composed the music, while Matt wrote the lyrics. The album’s title track got its name from Matt Haig’s 2015 memoir of the same name, which deals with depression and anxiety. In addition to “Reasons To Stay Alive,” the album also launched the singles “Handle With Care,” “Barcelona,” and “A Different Game.”
“All The Best Moves”
Enjoy the new single and music video, and look out for more information on Smith & Burrows’ forthcoming album. Catch up on all we know about it here, and stay tuned for announcements of its title, release date, and tracklist. Keep checking back here for all the latest Smith & Burrows news.
Before you go, be sure to revisit the original live performance of “All The Best Moves” from November 2018: