Edwyn Collins Announces New Studio Album, Gets Johnny Marr, the Drums and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos to Guest

Edwyn Collins Announces New Studio Album, Gets Johnny Marr, the Drums and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos to Guest
As the front-man for seminal UK pop group Orange Juice, Edwyn Collins established himself as an immensely important songwriter. Since going solo, Collins has released six proper full-lengths, as well as the 2002 collection A Casual Introduction. Showing no signs of slowing down at age 50, he's just announced another solo effort.

The album is called Losing Sleep and follows a three-year "forced sabbatical" since 2007's Home Again, as well as a debilitating stroke in 2005. According to a post on Collins's official website, the album features guest appearances from Johnny Marr, Alex Kapranos, the Drums and many others.

Losing Sleep is set for release on September 13 in the UK via Heavenly Records. Prior to that, the album's title track will be released as a single in August. Song samples and a full tracklisting are promised soon, and if you live in the UK, Collins will be playing a special release show at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Septemeber 23.