Elvis Costello returns with Look Now, his first album with The Imposters in a decade: Stream

Costello has described it as an "uptown pop album"

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Elvis Costello, photo by Ben Kaye

    Today marks the release of Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now, the outfit’s first new album as a unit since 2008’s Momofuku. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it below.

    Costello was inspired to make the album after last year’s “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour”, saying in a press release that “I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something.” As a taste of the album, he shared two singles, “Under Lime” and “Unwanted Number”, and teased collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King.


    In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Costello called Look Now an “uptown pop album,” adding that the texture of his work with the Imposters has evolved considerably over the last 40 years. “This is a different group than the group I started out with,” Costello told Rolling Stone. “We have strengths in different areas than that first group, because obviously, the three of us that have played together for forty years should’ve learned something, you know?”

    Our own Ryan Bray praised the album in his B review as “an intricately detailed and meticulously crafted affair, one longer on arrangements and musicianship than rock and roll spit and vinegar.” He added, “There’s a swanky, sophisticated cool coursing through Look Now that punches it up in even its hushest moments.”

    Look Now Artwork:


    Look Now Tracklist:
    01. Under Lime
    02. Don’t Look Now
    03. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
    04. Stripping Paper
    05. Unwanted Number
    06. I Let The Sun Go Down
    07. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
    08. Photographs Can Lie
    09. Dishonor The Stars
    10. Suspect My Tears
    11. Why Won’t Heaven Help Me?
    12. He’s Given Me Things


    Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:
    13. Isabelle In Tears
    14. Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Étoiles)
    15. The Final Mrs. Curtain
    16. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way

    In support of Look Now, Costello & The Imposters will embark on a lengthy American tour beginning in November. See the full itinerary below, and grab tickets here.

    Elvis Costello 2018 Tour Dates:
    11/02 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    11/04 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
    11/06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre
    11/07 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
    11/09 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
    11/10 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
    11/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center
    11/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
    11/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
    11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
    11/19 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
    11/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
    11/23 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino
    11/25 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
    11/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    11/28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
    11/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    12/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    12/03 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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