From Out of Nowhere (Jeff Lynne's ELO album)

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From Out of Nowhere
Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out of Nowhere.png
Studio album by
Released1 November 2019 (2019-11-01)
GenreOrchestral pop, rock and roll
Length32:39
LabelColumbia
ProducerJeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Wembley or Bust
(2017)
From Out of Nowhere
(2019)
Electric Light Orchestra studio album chronology
Alone in the Universe
(2015)
From Out of Nowhere
(2019)
Singles from From Out of Nowhere
  1. "From Out of Nowhere"
    Released: 26 September 2019
  2. "Time of Our Life"
    Released: 25 October 2019
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.4/10[1]
Metacritic70/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[4]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[5]
The Daily Telegraph3/5 stars[6]
Goldmine4/5 stars[7]

From Out of Nowhere is the fourteenth studio album by British rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), and the second credited to Jeff Lynne's ELO. The band's first studio album in four years, it was released on 1 November 2019 through Big Trilby and Columbia Records. The title track was released as the lead single on 26 September 2019.[8] Lynne played most instruments on the album.[9]

Background[edit]

Lynne stated that the first track he wrote for the album was the title track, and said it was named "From Out of Nowhere" as "that's exactly where it came from". Its themes of "hope and salvation" and optimism also appear throughout the album.[10][11]

From Out of Nowhere Tour[edit]

In January 2020 Jeff Lynne's ELO announced a tour that would take place across the UK, Europe, and Ireland.[12][13] On May 15 the tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

The album received generally favorable reviews.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."From Out of Nowhere"3:14
2."Help Yourself"3:14
3."All My Love"3:06
4."Down Came the Rain"3:29
5."Losing You"3:36
6."One More Time"3:28
7."Sci-Fi Woman"3:07
8."Goin' Out on Me"3:09
9."Time of Our Life"3:10
10."Songbird"3:06
Total length:32:39

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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