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Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire Announces New Album, Shares “Long Way Back” Video

Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 Due Out June 21 via ANTI-

Apr 24, 2019 Arcade Fire
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Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry released a new solo album, Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, last September via ANTI-, his first for the label (it was our joint Album of the Week). Now he has announced its follow-up album, Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2, and shared its first single, “Long Way Back,” via a video for the song. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 is due out June 21 via ANTI-. Watch the “Long Way Back” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. Also below are his upcoming tour dates.

Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 was released during the autumn equinox and Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 is being released during the summer solstice.

In a press release Parry says “Long Way Back” is “a song about remembering everything you’ve ever lived. Your childhood home, the happy or heavy or beautiful or miserable feelings you ever lived with, the fleeting and pristine random moments of perfection, the infinitely complex tapestry of emotions you feel towards your parents; anything that resides anywhere in those floating worlds that exist inside your mind and your heart, holding all these things up to the light of memory, embracing it all and then letting it go.”

Parry says the album is about “memory and the unconscious mind.”

“What separates us from dissolving into the experience around us?” he further explains in the press release. “It’s a feeling I’ve definitely had many times, where the boundaries of self and world are permeable to the point of disorientation. So much of this record is about being this young person in an older people’s world of music and song, this folk music community where the torch is passed, and losing my father at a young age, and being completely disoriented by that. This record, the songs are also referencing that nebulous psychic territory when you lose your most familiar world, when the village of your childhood disappears and you try to relocate yourself in a different one.”

Read our 2018 My Firsts interview with Richard Reed Parry.

Read our review of Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1.

Read our 2014 Versus interview where Richard Reed Parry and Peter Gabriel interviewed each other.

Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 Tracklist:

01 The Fiddlers Play
02 Lost in the Waves
03 In a Moment
04 Where Did I Go
05 It’s All Around You
06 Cups in the Ocean
07 Throw a Cup of Water
08 Heaeven for Meg
09 A Few Last Things
10 Long Way Back

Richard Reed Parry Tour Dates:

2019 Tour Dates:

4/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
6/25 - 6/29 - Montreal, QC - Quiet River of Dust Immersive Dome Residency @ SAT Montreal
7/2 - 7/6 - Montreal, QC - Quiet River of Dust Immersive Dome Residency @ SAT Montreal
7/12 - Guelph, Canada - Guelph Lake Conservation Area

2020 Tour Dates:

5/29 - Hamburg, Germany - Elbphilharmonie - Kleiner Saal

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