Album News, Video — September 4, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Johnny Marr debuts new song ‘Spirit Power & Soul’ off upcoming ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1’ EP

Johnny Marr returned this week with new music, debuting “Spirit Power & Soul” off his upcoming 4-song EP Fever Dreams Pt. 1. You can hear the song via the video below, and the EP — out Oct. 15 — is available for preorder digitally and as on limited-edition silver vinyl.

The track is the ex-Smiths guitarist’s first new music since his 2019 non-album singles “Armatopia” and “The Bright Parade.” Marr’s last album was Call the Comet, released in 2018. He has a short run of U.K. tour dates set for later this month, and will open for The Killers’ North American arena tour in 2022.

Here’s the new song — plus the new EP’s cover art and tracklist:



Johnny Marr, Fever Dreams Pt. 1

1. “Spirit Power & Soul”
2. “Receiver”
3. “All These Days”
4. “Ariel”





  1. Reminiscent of the Mission UK’s “Never Again”.

  2. upstaged by pickups. Yet another very well written but boring song. He’s just not a lead singer; his personality is flat. I’ve learned nothing about what he thinks or feels from the first two albums, so I stopped. Well written and enjoyable, but fades from memory because there’s no vocal hook, lyric hook, or EMOTION. Do I want to feel this way about it? Absolutely not. He’s one of my greatest heroes musically. It just comes off as completely calculated down to the minutiae of every song. Like he’s choked the life out of it by trying to showcase his talent.

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