Bill Fay to Deliver First Studio Album in over 40 Years

Bill Fay to Deliver First Studio Album in over 40 Years
Despite dropping a disc of home recordings as part of 2010's rarities collection Still Some Light, English folk hero Bill Fay hasn't put out a proper LP since his classic 1971 sophomore set Time of the Last Persecution. That's all about to change, though, with news that Dead Oceans has signed on to release Fay's long-awaited follow-up Life Is People.

A press sheet confirms that the album, his first proper studio set in over 40 years, arrives August 21. Song samples have yet to be delivered, but the 12-track effort has Fay backed by "cello, string quartet and a gospel choir, electric organs and pianos and a rich weave of acoustic and electric guitars." The band featured on the "lush and expansive" LP was assembled by guitarist Matt Deighton. You can check the tracklist down below and the artwork up above.

Over the years, Fay has amassed a mighty cult following, including notable fans Jim O'Rourke, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

"I can't think of anyone whose records have meant more in my life," Tweedy admitted in a statement.

Life Is People:

1. There Is A Valley

2. Big Painter

3. The Never Ending Happening

4. This World

5. The Healing Day

6. City Of Dreams

7. Be At Peace With Yourself

8. Jesus, Etc.

9. Empires

10. Thank You Lord

11. Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)

12. The Coast No Man Can Tell