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Albums Of The Week: The Waterboys | All Souls Hill

MIke Scott's deep, rich songcraft continues to draw you in on his band's 15th outing.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After blazing a trail with 2020’s critically acclaimed Good Luck Seeker, Mike Scott and  The Waterboys waste no time in delivering again with their 15th studio record All Souls Hill.

“All Souls Hill is mysterious, otherworldly, tune-banging and emotional,” comments Scott. “I made it with Waterboys old and new and my co-producer, brilliant sonic guru Simon Dine. Its nine songs tell stories, explore dreamscapes, and cast a cold but hopeful eye on the human drama.”

First track The Liar is a creeping, groove-laden masterpiece, taking a powerful, descriptive swipe at the former U.S. president and the deceit that infests those in power. The accompanying video, featuring a haunting image by satirical collagist Cold War Steve, leaves nothing to the imagination and amplifies its subject matter in a dark, eerie fashion.

“The Liar is a comment on recent and still-current events, and both the song and video speak for themselves,” says Scott. “We were proud to work on this video with the brilliant Cold War Steve.”

All Souls Hill is nine tracks of Waterboys brilliance, all mixed by Scott himself. Announced on the back of the band’s recent sold-out tour and box set The Magnificent Seven: The Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Blues/Room To Roam Band, 1989-1990, All Souls Hill is current, on-the-money social commentary, but with an air of hope.

The Waterboys’ phenomenal last record, their 14th studio album Good Luck, Seeker, was released last year to widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike.”