Marianne Faithfull | Sparrows Will Sing
“The new generation is eager to muster the helm / They cannot be seduced by this candy-flossed techno hell.” This song may springboard off the youth, but let’s face it, it’s the old-timers who continue to write the intelligent verses. Marianne Faithfull’s latest streaming track, “Sparrows Will Sing”, marches atop choppy piano, stuttering drums and searing guitar feedback like the beginnings of a Velvet Underground song. The song appears on Faithfull’s 20th album, “Give My Love to London”, scheduled for release on November 29th. The record features guests like Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Brian Eno — while musicians like Anna Calvi, Steve Earle, Nick Cave, and Roger Waters provide music to accompany Faithfull’s lyrics. Follow her at facebook. Pre-order her new record here. — David D. Robbins Jr.