Now, exactly how the UK group Elbow could produce a darker album than their previous efforts is a bit mind boggling, but apparently that is exactly what they've set out to do. The Manchester band has gone through a rough patch with the loss of their friend Brian Clancy, and according to Gigwise, this has made quite an impact on the sound of their as-yet-untitled new album.
In an interview at Summer Sundae, frontman Guy Garvey said: "Lyrically in parts it's lighter, but in parts it's much darker - it's been a tough couple of years for the band in many ways."
At least it isn't going to be a total downer, as he added: "I was writing lyrics throughout the healing process so there's some really positive life-affirming stuff. Writing more about how loss affects people positively rather than negatively." Fortunately he did clarify that it will not be "a miserable, moaning record."