A Brighter Beat (album)
|A Brighter Beat|
|Studio album by Malcolm Middleton|
|Released||25 February 2007|
|Recorded||Castle of Doom Studio
|Label||Full Time Hobby|
|Malcolm Middleton chronology|
|Mojo||March 2007, p.98|
|Pitchfork Media||(7.8/10) link|
|Q||March 2007, p.115|
A Brighter Beat is the third studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter, Malcolm Middleton, released on 25 February 2007 on Full Time Hobby. The album is the first Middleton solo release since Arab Strap's split in 2006.
In 2006, after Arab Strap had split up after ten years together, Malcolm signed to Full Time Hobby and recorded A Brighter Beat. Malcolm has commented on the album, saying
If I was forced to describe it, which I am, I'd probably say it was a pop album for people who hate pop music. Or maybe I'd describe it as love songs for depressed people who find it hard leaving the house sometimes and worry too much about dying and the consequences of their daily actions and thoughts to be able to enjoy life fully.
The album cover is a photograph by Scottish artist David Shrigley
All songs written and composed by Malcolm Middleton.
|1.||"We're All Going To Die"||2:49|
|2.||"Fight Like The Night"||3:39|
|3.||"A Brighter Beat"||2:55|
|4.||"Death Love Depression Love Death"||4:44|
|5.||"Fuck It, I Love You"||3:48|
|6.||"Stay Close Sit Tight"||4:35|
|8.||"Somebody Loves You"||4:48|
|9.||"Up Late at Night Again"||5:35|
- "A Brighter Beat", "Fuck It, I Love You", "Fight Like The Night" and "We're All Going To Die" were released as singles.
- Malcolm Middleton – guitar, bass guitar, vocals
- Barry Burns – piano
- Jenny Reeve – violin, vocals
- Paul Savage – drums
- Mick Cooke – brass
- Tony Doogan – producer
A Brighter Beat was released in various countries in 2007.
|Country||Release date||Record label||Format||Catalogue number|
|United Kingdom||25 February 2007||Full Time Hobby||LP||FTH033|
|United Kingdom||25 February 2007||Full Time Hobby||CD||FTH033CD|