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WATCH: New Robyn Hitchcock
Eoin Murray , April 12th, 2017 12:10

Watch new visuals from The Soft Boys singer's upcoming self-titled solo album below

Former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled the next cut from his forthcoming self-titled solo album, set for release on 21 April via Yep Roc Records.

'Raymond and the Wires', streaming above, is the third track to be heard from the album, following 'I Want To Tell You About What I Want' and 'Mad Shelley's Letterbox'. The song, which comes paired with a visual accompaniment starring the singer and directed by Jeremy Dylan, is an ode to his father, the science fiction writer and cartoonist Raymond Hitchcock.

Hitchcock has described 'Raymond and the Wires' as possibly being the most overtly personal of his career which has spanned 40 years and 22 albums. He said: "Raymond liked a nice tune. This would probably have embarrassed him, given what a distant English family we were. But his spirit loves acknowledgement, I like to think: and I'm sure he lives through me as fully as any ghost."

The album, which was produced by Brendan Benson in Nashville and which features contributions from Wilco's Pat Sansone among others can be pre-ordered here.

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