Old Mates Smith & Burrows (aka Tom Smith of Editors and Andy Burrows of Razorlight!) are Just as excited to announce, as We Are to introduce, the reconvening of their musical partnership with this Full On Blast of a new single “All The Best Moves”!
“All The Best Moves” is “about wanting to stay in on your own, in your safe world. Afraid of what’s outside but conversely being kind of full of yourself but in reality, just a bit sad and lonely” says Tom Smith.
In the nine years since the two drinking buddies recorded the distinctly wintery collaboration “Funny Looking Angels,” it has been anything but idle for the two musicians. With Smith on duty with Editors, number one albums in Europe and UK Top Tens seeing the band’s star rise to unprecedented heights since their inception at the onset of the noughties. AND with Burrows having released several solo albums, collaborating on soundtracks including The Snowman and The Snowdog and last year composing the soundtrack for Ricky Gervais’ critically acclaimed After Life.
Alongside this, the pair have continued their friendship and been quietly exchanging ideas and spending days in Smith’s home studio when time allowed, developing ideas into songs together. The resultant demos as Smith says; eventually “took us to Franklin, Tennessee to work with Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon). It was f*cking hot. Like crazy hot. We strummed vintage guitars, ate incredible fried chicken and drank whisky we can’t afford. It was a blast.”
“All the Best Moves” is the first music to be released from those sessions.