First released as a 7″ single for Record Store Day on 28 August 2020, ‘I WANT 2 B U’ and ‘Velvet Muscle Scream’ are taken from the forthcoming feature film Muscle, the critically acclaimed new film by Gerard Johnson which recently premiered at the London Film Festival. Lead actor Cavan Clerkin picked up the best actor award at the prestigious Tallinn Film Festival in November 2019.
‘I WANT 2 B U’ is the first song Matt Johnson has written and recorded using the quirky Omnichord instrument since 1983’s ‘This Is The Day’.
This single features artwork by Matt’s late brother Andy Dog, who designed all of the early THE THE’s single and album sleeves.
A-side: ‘I WANT 2 B U’
Mixed by Grammy award winner Craig Silvey
B-side: ‘Velvet Muscle Scream’
Mixed by Grammy award winner Matt Lawrence
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios. Matt was awarded the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Mastering Engineer of the year award in 2018 and 2013.