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Spiritualized declares intergalactic love with “Always Together With You”, announces new album

Fears that 2018’s And Nothing Hurt would be the final Spiritualized album can now be allayed: J Spaceman has announced he’ll release a new record called Everything Was Beautiful on February 25.

The record was put together in the midst of the pandemic, which Spaceman actually found enjoyable: “I felt like I’d been in training for this my whole life,” he says. The atmosphere proved productive for the development of Everything Was Beautiful, which finds him playing 16 instruments as well as inviting in more than 30 musicians and singers including his daughter Poppy, long-time collaborator and friend John Coxon, string and brass sections, choirs and finger bells and chimes from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

“There was so much information on it that the slightest move would unbalance it but going around in circles is important to me,” he says. “Not like you’re spiralling out of control but you’re going around and around and on each revolution, you hold onto the good each time. Sure, you get mistakes as well, but you hold on to some of those too and that’s how you kind of… achieve. Well, you get there.”

The first song to be shared from the album is the opener, “Always Together With You”, which cannily combines two of Spaceman’s favourite things: love and outer space. “If you want a universe, I will be a universe for you,” he pledges, amidst other space-themed announcements of adoration. Behind him, a quietly shimmering backdrop of strings adds bright moonlight to his words, before a sudden swell of orchestration gathers up his dreams and blows them into planet-size proclamation: “always together with you”.

Watch the video below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Spiritualized’s new album comes out on February 25 through Bella Union (pre-order/save).

You can catch them on tour at these dates:

02 Mar – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal tickets
03 Mar – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Studie 2 tickets
04 Mar – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret tickets
05 Mar – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik tickets
07 Mar – Berlin, Germany – Passionskirche
08 Mar – Hamburg, German – Laeiszhalle
09 Mar – Köln, Germany – Gloria
10 Mar – Paris, France – La Gaîté Lyrique tickets
11 Mar – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique tickets
31 Mar – Dallas, TX, Granada Theater tickets
01 Apr – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn tickets
03 Apr – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf tickets
04 Apr – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre tickets
05 Apr – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room tickets
07 Apr – Seattle, WA – Neptune tickets
08 Apr – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall tickets
09 Apr – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom tickets
28 Apr – Bath, UK – The Forum tickets
29 Apr – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange tickets
|30 Apr – Brighton, UK – Dome tickets
02 May – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall tickets
04 May – Gateshead, UK – Sage tickets
05 May – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanizers tickets
07 May – Dublin, IE – Olympia Theatre  tickets
08 May – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall tickets
09 May – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall tickets
10 May – London, UK – Roundhouse tickets

You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.