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LISTEN: Spector - All The Sad Young Men
Christian Eede , February 3rd, 2015 19:44

Fred Macpherson and co. return with new single from upcoming second album. Photograph courtesy of Charlie Cummings

Following the release of the one-off Dev Hynes-produced 'Don't Make Me Try' late last year, Spector have unveiled the second taster, entitled 'All The Sad Young Men', of their upcoming second album, and tQ is very happy to give you the chance to listen to it below, right now. Returning after eighteen months in the studio, following the end of the promotion cycle in support of debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts, 'All The Sad Young Men' takes on stark, hazy synthpop influences at the moodier end of the spectrum. Written by frontman Fred Macpherson and Jed Cullen, and produced by the band with Duncan Mills, whose past projects include work for James Murphy and Erol Alkan, the track marks a new era for Spector following the amicable departure of guitarist Chris Burman. "Having worked on this album for over a year, I'm so glad that people are finally getting to hear it," says Fred. "'All The Sad Young Men' is one of the tracks that took us the longest to get right because of how much it meant to us. I'm pretty sure it's the best song we've written, and its honesty plays a big part in that."

With full details of the band's second album forthcoming, Spector will play a very special, intimate show at The Lexington in London on March 12, tickets for which can be snapped up from 9 am this Friday, February 6, or through a pre-sale this Thursday here, which you can access by signing up on the band's site. The band have also made a few role shifts following the departure of Burman, with Danny Blandy moving from drums to keys, Jed Cullen concentrating on electronics and guitar, Tom Shickle remaining on bass and Fred, in his own words, "learning how to sing". 'All The Sad Young Men' is available to buy from March 23, via Fiction.