It is absolutely not certain but if there is going to be a single than that’s probably the title of the track taken from the long awaited album Manafon.
SamadhiSound claims they haven’t thought about a single yet because Manafon is not that type of album. But if it would be the case, Small Metal Gods is the most accessible song from Manafon.
Manafon is about to be released this summer and what I’ve heard of it, it must be breath taking! The rumour of the video seems to be true.
David himself describes it as:
a completely modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical.
It’s almost certain that the following contributers will be included on the final cut: Keith Rowe, Sachiko Matsubara, Evan Parker, Christian Fennesz, members of Polwechsel, Otomo Yoshihide and John Tilbury.
From good sources it is told that there are no percussionists! The basic arrangement is an improvised backdrop with spare overdubs supporting Sylvian’s voice. Lyrical themes concern the loss of faith, life as a quixotic and isolated individuals and creativity.