Brian Eno is releasing a new album. On October 14, he’ll release his first new album in five years, ForeverAndEverNoMore, via Verve/UMC. The song “There Were Bells” was written for a performance at the Acropolis in 2021, and on the day of the performance, it was 110 degrees, and wildfires were raging throughout Greece. Eno says about the song and the experience a statement, “I thought, here we are at the birthplace of Western civilization, probably witnessing the end of it.”
He adds: “Like everybody else—except, apparently, most of the governments of the world—I’ve been thinking about our narrowing, precarious future, and this music grew out of those thoughts,” says Eno. “Perhaps it’s more accurate to say I’ve been feeling about it…and the music grew out of the feelings. Those of us who share those feelings are aware that the world is changing at a super-rapid rate, and that large parts of it are disappearing forever…hence the album title.”
Hear “There Were Bells” below.
Eno’s last album was 2017’s Reflection.
Brian Eno ForeverandEverMore tracklist:
1. Who Gives a Thought
2. We Let It In
3. Icarus or Blériot
4. Garden of Stars
6. There Were Bells
8. I’m Hardly Me
9. These Small Noises
10. Making Gardens Out of Silence