Thinking Of You, Thinking Of Simply Red

Thinking Of You, Thinking Of Simply Red

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Mick Hucknall, 1986 (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

Simply Red are back with Blue Eyed Soul, their first new studio album in four years and the 12th in their stellar career. 

Lead track "Thinking Of You", which is available to download/stream now, will remind everyone why they first fell in love with the band; a horn fuelled swaggering tune that belongs on the dance floor featuring main man Mick Hucknall at his very best. 

Recorded in London at British Grove Studios, all ten tracks on Blue Eyed Soul were written by Mick Hucknall and produced by long time collaborator Andy Wright. Recorded as live, with few overdubs, the album draws on inspiration from classic funk and soul: Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Tower of Power.

“At this stage of my career, I could do one of those dark reflective albums looking back on my life and all that kind of stuff that people tend to do at a certain age,” Mick Hucknall admits. “But I thought sod that! I wanted to make something punchy. I want to have a good time.”

Blue Eyed Soul is out on November 8 and available to pre-order here. 

Let's take a moment to remind of ourselves of the stellar songwriting that Hucknall is capable of, not to mention those superb vocals, via a couple of classic Simply Red moments.


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