A. Savage Announces Second Solo Album 'Several Songs About Fire,' Shares Lead Single "Elvis in the Army"

The Parquet Courts frontman's second outing arrives in October

BY Kaelen BellPublished Aug 23, 2023

Last month, Parquet Courts' A. Savage shared a new song called "Thanksgiving Prayer" and announced a North American tour, and today we get the rest of the story — Savage's second solo album Several Songs About Fire is arriving October 6 on Rough Trade Records

Alongside the announcement, he's also shared a video for new song "Elvis in the Army." In a statement about the rollicking single, Savage said:

We often describe ourselves in geographic terms. American, New Yorker — two terms that I've used to identify myself that have to do with being from or of a certain place. So "Elvis in the Army'" is a bit of an inventory of those labels. They have less to do with geography than we realize. Really we're just talking about ourselves, then framing certain characteristics geographically. No matter where I live I'll have an American psyche until the day I die, for better or for worse. I'll always be of America. And I can't imagine a time where New York doesn't feel like home. But despite that, I'd rather not be associated with a place, at least for now.

Produced by John Parish in Bristol, Several Songs About Fire features contributions from Jack Cooper and Cate Le Bon, plus members of Kamikaze Palm Tree and caroline. Check out the black-and-white video for "Elvis in the Army" and see the Several Songs About Fire tracklist below. 

Several Songs About Fire:

1. Hurtin' or Healed
2. Elvis in the Army
3. Le Grande Balloon
4. My My, My Dear
5. Riding Cobbles
6. Mountain Time
7. David's Dead
8. Thanksgiving Prayer
9. My New Green Coat
10. Out of Focus

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