Patrick Wolf is set to return on December 6 with a new single, ‘Time Of My Life’, on a new label, Hideout Recordings.
The single will be available as a limited edition 7″ with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’ on the B-side, preceding a full CD and download release in March 2011. It’s the first taster of Wolf’s new self-produced album, which is slated for release in May 2011; more material from the LP will be showcased when Wolf performs live at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom on December 7. Warm-up dates are scheduled at Cardiff’s Club Ifor Bach on December 5 and Guildford’s Boiler Room on December 6.
Speaking about the single and forthcoming album, Wolf says: “‘Time Of My Life’ is a song that I began writing at the end of a relationship in 2006 and then finished three years later during a temporary break up in my current relationship. The new album has a direct narrative about love and optimism surviving through adversity and recession. I wanted to celebrate the love and hope I have found in the last few years.”
Hideout Recordings, Wolf’s new label, is a run by Keith Wozencroft and Dan Keeling, and operates as a joint venture with Mercury/Universal.