Frontman Kevin Rowland this week announced that the reactivated Dexys Midnight Runners — the New Wave act still best known for its 1982 smash “Come On Eileen” — will release its first new album in 27 years this June, a record titled One Day I’m Going to Soar that will be put out under the shortened band name Dexys.
The album, recorded late last year, will be released June 4, Rowland announced on Facebook (via NME), and will be accompanied by a tour. The current incarnation of Dexys features ’80s-era keyboardist Mick Talbot, who also co-produced the album, and original bassist Pete Williams. Plus, original member “Big” Jim Paterson lends his trombone to at least one track.
The group also posted the first two minutes of album opener “Now,” which you can stream below.
The new album will be the fourth from Rowland under the Dexys banner, and the first since 1985’s Don’t Stand Me Down. Following that album, the band broke up, and Rowland worked on solo material in the interim years until he debuted a new incarnation of Dexys for a four in 2003. The band also recorded two new songs for a greatest hits set, Let’s Make This Precious.
STREAM: Dexys, “Now” (first two minutes)