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Editors unveil new single A Ton Of Love and new album

Editors: credit Matt Spalding

Story by Jack Foley

EDITORS debuted their new single A Ton Of Love on Radio One as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ last night (Monday, May 6, 2013).

The single is released on June 24 and is taken from the band’s fourth studio album, The Weight Of Your Love, released worldwide by Play It Again Sam on July 1.

The Weight Of Your Love is the follow-up to Editors two consecutive N.1 UK albums, 2007s An End Has A Start and 2009s In This Light And On This Evening.

It is the first album to feature new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams following the departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz in 2012.

It was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters And Men, Kings Of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver).

Tom Smith has described The Weight Of Your Love as “having a foot in that alt rock / Americana world” and of “feeling untouchable at times”.

Recorded mostly live, it contains their most direct songs to date and also features extra production from Clint Mansell on Nothing, rescored from the original to become what Tom and Ed Lay both describe as the ‘centrepiece’ of the album.

Lyrically focused on “love songs…that don’t adhere to the traditional love song type”, the album sees Tom Smith sing in falsetto for the first time on What Is This Thing Called Love.

A Ton Of Love is available as a download from midnight on May 6 when pre-ordering The Weight Of Your Love at iTunes. The single is released on 7” on June 24 with live favourite The Sting on the reverse.

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The video for A Ton Of Love, filmed and directed by the Soup Collective in Manchester, is available to watch below…