Having released three singles from his forthcoming new album, Wake Up Now, it’s clear that Nick Mulvey is hitting a new peak. The latest track to be lifted from the much-anticipated release, ‘Mountain To Move’, takes its place alongside ‘Myela’ and Wake Up Now’s first single, ‘Unconditional’, as yet another standout song from the fast-developing Mulvey.
The track was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha), and received its first play as The Hottest Record In The World via Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.
One of Nick Mulvey’s most accomplished songs to date, ‘Mountain To Move’ sits at the very heart of the accomplished Wake Up Now. The album’s title is repeated, mantra-like by Nick, as the song swells with a melody and a formidable groove. Its content is certainly timely in both the UK and America’s current political climate, but the song’s key messages translate universally to eras of the past and, undoubtedly, eras of the future.
Wake Up Now, the follow-up to his 2015 debut, First Mind, is due for release through Fiction Records on 8 September 2017, The album initially sprang from Nick Mulvey working with Brian Eno in a few pre-recording meet-ups, though Ethan Johns ultimately handled production duties at Real World Studios. He recorded Nick and his band live and at their rawest to reinforce a community spirit, before Nick took the tapes to London and presented them to First Mind producer Dan Carey, who meticulously sewed in the electronic elements.
Mulvey follows his standout performance on the Glastonbury Park Stage, with further festival performances at WOMAD and Bestival ahead of a full UK tour in September and October. The tour stops at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 17 October.
The full itinerary is as follows:
7 September: Bestival, Dorset
27 September: The Empire Music Hall, Belfast
28 September: Button Factory, Dublin
1 October: O2 Academy, Liverpool
2 October: Lemon Grove, Exeter
3 October: O2 Academy, Bristol
4 October: O2 Ritz, Manchester
6 October: The Leadmill, Sheffield
7 October: Church, Leeds
9 October: O2 Institute, Birmingham
10 October: Wylam Brewery The Palace of Arts, Newcastle
11 October: Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
12 October: O2 ABC, Glasgow
14 October: Great Hall, Cardiff
15 October: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
16 October: The Junction, Cambridge
17 October: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
19 October: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea