In the world of singer songwriters, few have covered as much ground as Elvis Costello. Active for fifty years, his output alone is masterful. Now with a new album Hey Clockface coming in October, Costello has revealed several singles that show his more diverse side. His latest drop “Phonographic Memory” ticks up that expanse with a spoken word track that’s as intriguing as it is delightful.
While it is a spoken word track, the music here is Costello revealing some of his finest work. The acoustic guitar rings with a warmth that intermingles against Costello’s voice. The music here isn’t as focused as the words, yet there’s a softness and almost calming pace of the music within.
The song can be heard above or on all streaming sites. Hey Clockface is available to preorder on various formats and in multiple bundles from Concord Music Group ahead of its October 30 release.
Image Credits: Photo by James O'Mara.