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editorsThe Editors are back for album number four – it’s called The Weight of Your Love and it’s out July 1st in the U.K. (unconfirmed if U.S. release in 7/2/13).  A video for the first single, “A Ton of Love”, is below.

Now – I’ve enjoyed the bands music more and more as time, and their discography, as evolved.  I have to say I quite like this song, but not because the band has boldly forged in any new direction.

I liked this song back in 1985 when it was called “She Sells Sanctuary”, but the band was called The Cult back in those days. I mean, Billy Duffy should be ringing up the boys in the band any day now to ask when he can expect royalty checks to start pouring in.

Outside of that very visceral surface reference, the song still carries Tom Smith’s rich vocals, but the proclamations of “Desire” do hint heavily at Bono and the bass line definitely sounds like something either Adam Clayton or Mike Mills would’ve cooked up 20-30 years ago.  Perhaps this direction change at an even more crossover sound is something the band’s been building up to and forced the ouster last year of original guitar Chris Urbanowicz.

In any case, it will be interesting to see the overall progression after tasting this first tidbit of new music since 2009’s (wow, has it really been four years?) In The Light and on This Evening.

 

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