Edwyn Collins releasing ‘Understated’ LP next year, will be subject of new documentary

Former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins will follow up 2010’s acclaimed Losing Sleep with his eighth solo album, Understated, in January, the singer recently revealed — and he’ll be the subject of an upcoming documentary called “In Your Voice, In Your Heart” that chronicles his recovery from a debilitating 2005 stroke.

During a recent appearance on BBC 6 Music, Collins reported that the new album is nearing completion, and he described it as “northern soul, crossed over with punk.” The record will include 11 songs — two of which were co-written with musician Richard Hawley.

The singer also is participating in the film by directors James Hall and Ed Lovelace, which is described as: “Blurring the line between fiction and documentary we explore the world of Edwyn’s subconscious – a place inhabited by fragmented ideas and forgotten memories. Each story Edwyn tells is another piece of a shattered identity we gradually see re-emerging in front of us.”

It’s not clear when the film is coming out, but you can watch a Collins-narrated trailer here.

 

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