British singer-songwriter, Tom McRae, releases his 8th studio album on September the 8th to coincide with his European tour. Following on from the success of ‘Did I Sleep and Miss The Border’, the album made with his long-time band, McRae returns with another slice of intimate melancholy and personal confusion with the state of the world. ‘Ah, The World! Oh, The World!’ takes its title from Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, McRae’s favourite book. The new album is a personal response to a world gone mad. A refuge of beauty in a world on fire.

The first single taken from the new album is ’None Of This Really Matters’. The song is McRae’s reaction to the Brexit vote in the UK, but as McRae says “unless a protest song has a catchy tune no one listens anyway”. 

Listen to ’None Of This Really Matters’ here.

McRae, former Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominee, made the album in two distinct isolated locations: an old ‘sea-house’ on an island off the coast of Norway, and a cabin in the Catskill mountains, in upstate New York. Both influence the sound of the record. The album will be released on red vinyl, and as a CD with accompanying short book of diary entries, illustrations, thoughts on what an album is in the modern age, and even recipes!

10/09, Botanique, Brussels