Following his cancer scare, it’s good news to hear that this most singular of artists will be releasing a new album later this year, with his band The Imposters, who feature long time collaborators Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), and Pete Thomas (drums).
A patently unwell performance recently at Love Supreme festival, and shortly afterwards the cancellation of several dates, informed the world he had been diagnosed with cancer, for which he had been having treatment.
Look Now is the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of Momofuku and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, Wise Up Ghost.
“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”, said Costello.
Look Now is an outstanding 12-strong addition to his song catalogue. Most of the titles were written solely by Elvis Costello, although ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Photographs Can Lie’ were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance, leading The Imposters from the piano for those two ballads.