Reinvigorated by an unexpected Suede reunion, Brett Anderson returned this year with his fourth solo album in four years – and the first in several years to bring back the sound and trademarks perhaps best known for in his first creative life. Over time, his career – though one might be callous to call an artistic life a career – has taken many routes and many paths. Far removed from 2008’s Wilderness, and 2009’s Slow Attack, the prolific Anderson – at 19 years and 10 albums into a journey – is moving away from the sparse effects of his later work, to the kind of expansive, ambitious, larger songs that, with Black Rainbows, come closer to the somewhat unashamedly artistic excess of ‘Dog Man Star’.
Brett continues to satisfy his fans by releasing a new EP Crash About to Happen featuring album track “Crash About to Happen”, which has a small, but unforgettable set of motifs. Also included are two brand new tracks, “Isolation” and “Savage Dance” (neither should be missed) and a terrific live version of the title track recorded at Koko in London on October 12th.