Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (stylised as Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future) is the ninth studio album by British electronic group Underworld, released on 18 March 2016. It is the band's first studio album since Barking in 2010. Barbara Barbara received widespread critical acclaim upon its release and placed in several international charts. The album has also earned a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
The band will also take to the road in March 2016 for limited number of shows in Europe.
Underworld have announced a new album, their first since 2010's Barking. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future is out March 18, 2016 on Caroline International. That's the artwork above. Listen to a teaser above, and scroll down for the tracklist. The duo also embark on a European tour in March; check out the dates below. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future: 01 I Exhale 02 If Rah 03 Low Burn 04 Santiago Cuatro 05 Motorhome 06 Ova Nova 07 Nylon Strung.
The album’s title comes from a conversation between Rick Smith’s mother and father. Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards, ultimately losing out to Skin by Flume. Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future Q&A.
Watch a video taste for Underworld’s new album Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future. Later, his work done, he stood with his family at the moment David Bowie’s Heroes blared out across the stadium. The idea of being in a band, no matter how much I tried, it was always in my head. This time, the last thing I thought about was Underworld, and weirdly, that made things work. The album was made in less than a year; the quickest one they’d ever made. It’s clear Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future felt right in every way, right down to the elliptical, tantalising title.
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future (CD, Album). Warning: the sound of this album is mixed or mastered in a way that puts bass range on the foreground. There is little definition in the treble range.
Dance survivors Underworld will release their ninth album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on March 18. So what’s in this shining future? Well, according to a press release it’s the elegiac swoop of strings as they stretching out across off-world electronics; a demented lupine howl that curls itself into an unshakeable earworm; celestial techno and South American acoustics; voices that warp into harmonic riffs; found lyrics that form fine-tuned monolgues. Underworld will also play a limited number of European shows in March. Stream the first taste of Barbara Barbara below.
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- Copyright (c) – Smith Hyde Productions
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Smith Hyde Productions
- Published By – Mute Song Ltd.
- Co-producer – High Contrast
- Producer – Rick Smith
- Written-By [Author], Composed By, Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Karl Hyde, Rick Smith
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