Elvis Costello Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs “Under Lime” and “Unwanted Number” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019  

Elvis Costello Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs “Under Lime” and “Unwanted Number”

Look Now Due Out October 12 via Concord

Jul 27, 2018 Photography by James O'Meara
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Elvis Costello (along with his backing band The Imposters) has announced a new album, Look Now, and shared two songs from it, "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number." Look Now is due out October 12 via Concord. Check out the two songs below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as his upcoming tour dates.

Look Now was recorded in Hollywood, New York City, and Vancouver, and was co-produced by Costello and Sebastian Krys. Costello was backed by The Imposters, who are Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), and Pete Thomas (drums). It's his first album with The Imposters since 2008's Momofuku and his first new album since his 2013 collaboration with The Roots, Wise Up Ghost. Two tracks, "Don't Look Now" and "Photographs Can Lie," were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who performs piano on those two songs. One song, "Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter," was co-written with Carole King. Costello wrote the rest of the tracks himself. 

Costello had this to say about the album in a press release: "I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something."

Costello was recently forced the cancel all his July tour dates as he was recovering from a surgery that removed "a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy." Costello revealed the diagnosis in a statement on his website, where he wrote that he had hoped he'd be well enough to get back on tour, and he attempted to do so, but post-surgical guidelines have prevented him from continuing on the current tour.

Look Now Tracklist:

1. Under Lime
2. Don't Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
5. Unwanted Number
6. I Let The Sun Go Down
7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
8. Photographs Can Lie
9. Dishonor The Stars
10. Suspect My Tears
11. Why Won't Heaven Help Me? 
12. He's Given Me Things

Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:

13. Isabelle In Tears
14. Adieu Paris (L'Envie Des Étoiles)
15. The Final Mrs. Curtain
16. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Fall North American Tour Dates:

11-02 Bethlehem, PA - The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11-04 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
11-06 Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
11-07 Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
11-09 Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
11-10 Boston, MA - Boch Wang Theatre
11-11 Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
11-13 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
11-15 Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
11-17 Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
11-19 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
11-21 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
11-23 Thackerville, OK - WinStar World Casino
11-25 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
11-27 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11-28 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
11-29 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
12-01 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
12-03 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
12-04 Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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