The Psychedelic Furs recently released the fourth single from their upcoming album Made of Rain. Come All Ye Faithful follows previous singles No-One, Don’t Believe and You’ll Be Mine.
Like the previous singles, Come O Ye Faithful salivates with the same eerie and ominous pomp of Furs’ hits like Sister Europe, Love My Way and Heaven. Richard Butler’s vocals, similarly to the best aging artists, or like an intoxicatingly matured cheese, are riddled with intrigue alongside his usual captivating drawl. Butler’s lyrics are maleficent and snide, cruelly spitting out “When I said I loved you well I lied/I never really loved you I was laughing at you all the time” like an anarchic Disney villain. The vocalist’s eponymous call of Come All Ye Faithful seeps into the ears as illustriously as Butler’s best lyrics, almost phantasmagorical even. The band themselves display a deluge of instrumental wizardry, Mars Williams’ vibrant saxophone snatches being particularly brilliant.
Made of Rain is released the 31st July through Cooking Vinyl and employs Richard Fortus as producer (alongside the Furs themselves), plus Tim Palmer handling mixing duties, who previously worked with David Bowie and U2. The album will be released on a number of formats such as CD, Double Gatefold vinyl in limited splatter and colour variants as well as exclusive formats and autographed options, which can be pre-ordered here. It promises to be a work as great as their 1982 defining record, with critics already praising Made of Rain as “…their strongest since Forever Now” and “An elegant and grand showstopper”.
Watch the lyric video for Come All Ye Faithful below, or listen to the previous singles here