Simple Minds - Direction of the Heart

Our fifth album with Simple Minds has been its own unique journey and story just as all our records with them have been. We began in London in late 2019, but then had a pandemic to contend with, and long periods of enforced separation followed, in which Jim and Charlie based themselves in Sicily to work together on the new songs. We were finally all able to reconvene in Hamburg to complete the record over several weeks. And following that we enlisted the brilliant Alan Moulder for the final mixes.

‘Vision Thing’ - the first single - has just spent a month on Radio 2’s playlist, as well being nominated Record of the Week. The full album looks like it could be a top 5 release when it breaks cover in October – and maybe even higher. The long wait has been well worth it…