The recently reunited Razorlight have confirmed that they are currently in the studio working on a new album.
Last April, the band confirmed that their original line-up of Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows, Björn Ågren and Carl Dalemo were reuniting after a 10-year hiatus for a live show that summer.
Borrell, Ågren and Dalemo first formed the band in 2002, with Andy Burrows joining in 2004. Together the quartet have released three studio albums (2004’s debut ‘Up All Night’, the follow-up self-titled from 2006 and “Slipway Fires” from 2008).
To kick off 2022, the band have now confirmed that new music is on the way, with the band hard at work at a studio in Gloucestershire.
“Greetings from 2022, we are here in Gloucestershire hard at work on album 5 of Razor,” the band tweeted alongside a pair of photos taken outside the studio.
See the update below:
Greetings from 2022 here we are in Gloucestershire working hard on the Razor 5 x album 📸 by the one and only Roger Morton pic.twitter.com/nRVcbhmApP
— Razorlight (@Razorlight) January 14, 2022
Speaking about reuniting last year, Burrows said: “It’s amazing. We spent the last week or two rehearsing. Playing these songs was an absolute joy. The emotions that were going through me when we started playing ‘America’, I forgot to play the first half of the song – it was absolutely crazy. It was amazing. It’s so powerful to play those old tunes. It’s very very special.
Borrell added: “I’m really enjoying reconnecting with Andy and Carl, it’s like reconnecting with people. I’m enjoying it because you never want to lose friends. It’s a horrible thing to think about. That doesn’t really make sense. It definitely makes me feel good on a personal level.
“Creatively – amazing. We’ve been in the studio rehearsing and recording. As soon as the four of us are in the room, it just sounds amazing, straight away.
Before the full reunion, guitarist Ågren joined Razorlight last year alongside Borrell, while the band’s last full album came in the form of “Olympus Sleeping” in 2018.
Reviewing this album upon its release, NME wrote: “Razorlight isn’t here to save rock – they never were, and they’re more than aware of that. They are not reinventing the wheel, but pulling the Harley out of the ditch.