Damien Rice announces first album in eight years, shares “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”


After an eight-year wait, Irish folk star Damien Rice has finally announced a new studio album. Entitled My Favourite Faded Fantasy, it’s Rice’s third full-length in total and the follow-up to 2006’s 9. Produced by Rick Rubin, the eight-track effort will hit stores on November 11th via Warner Bros Records.

As a first taste, he’s premiered a teaser of the album’s title track. Like most Damien Rice songs, it starts off slow, with the singer cooing over slightly-plucked acoustic guitar notes. Then, after Rice mournfully sings, “I know someone who could play the part, but it wouldn’t be the same,” a blast of strings, backing vocals, and booming drums emerge to make for a moving crescendo. At under two minutes long, even the clip is worth the wait — despite its brevity. Listen in below.

Update: Listen to the whole song below.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy Tracklist:
01. My Favourite Faded Fantasy
02. It Takes A Lot To Know A Man
03. The Greatest Bastard
04. I Don’t Want To Change You
05. Colour Me In
06. The Box
07. Trusty And True
08. Long Long Way