Originally posted on June 14, 2004 9:04 PM
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has penned the upcoming single from U.K. rock act Embrace. "Gravity" will be the lead track from Embrace's as-yet-untitled new album, due Sept. 13 internationally via Independiente. No North American release plans have been announced; the group has not issued an album in the region since its 1998 debut, "The Good Will Out."
"Gravity" was written for potential use by Coldplay, but as Martin explains, "we thought it sounded far too much like [Embrace] for us, but not too much like them for them, so I asked [lead singer] Danny [McNamara] if he wanted the song and that was that."
"There was no out and out love song, something there'd always been in the past" McNamara says. "You could say there was a 'Gravity'-shaped hole waiting to be filled."
The 10-track set was produced by longtime Embrace collaborator Youth. "We couldn't make a better album if we had another 100 years," says McNamara. "I don't know how we are going to follow it, maybe we never will. I can't imagine us ever doing better than this."
Embrace will return to the live stage with a Sept. 3 performance at London's Shepherds Bush Empire.
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