Beans On Toast is back with a landmark 10th album (in 10 years): A Bird In The Hand, set for release, as ever, on 1st December.
Sticking firmly to his tradition of releasing a new album on the same date each year, 2018 was always going to be a big deal for Beans On Toast with album double-digits on the cards. Fittingly for this anniversary, Beans got back in touch with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, who had produced his first album a decade ago, and together they hatched a plan. Utilizing the hospitality of Lovett (whose band were spending much of their time at London’s legendary Church Studios making their next record), Beans found himself enjoying the same incredible facilities during off days and late nights, to lay down A Bird In The Hand, along with with the help of in-house engineer, Riley MacIntyre.
A lot has changed in the years since the debut album, in both the world and also in Beans’ personal life, this is reflected in both the sound and the subject matter of this new album. Most notably in the stand out track ‘Magic’, a song about the birth of his daughter earlier this year. An emotional and honest account of what can usually be a difficult subject to tackle, Beans achieves this without being crass or soppy, almost a trademark of his these days. Songs about his daughter are scattered through the album, she’s clearly been quite the inspiration.
A Bird In The Hand is a celebration of love, life, family and the world in which we live. It’s about appreciating what we have and in that, it is a triumph.
Artist’s website: https://beansontoastmusic.com/
‘Another Year’ – official video: