Editors debut new single “A Ton Of Love”

Editors debuted their new single “A Ton Of Love” yesterday night as the Hottest Record In The World on Zane Lowe’s BBC One show [archive] (skip to 28:00.)

“A Ton of Love” is the first offering from Editors‘ fourth studio album, The Weight Of Your Love, (first in four-years) releasing worldwide on July 1st via [PIAS].

The Weight Of Your Love is the first Editors album to feature new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams, following the departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz in 2012. Inspired by Scott Litt’s work with REM amongst others, and built around a live performance approach to recording, the album was recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studio by producer Jacquire King (Tom WaitsNorah JonesOf Monsters And MenKings Of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic MonkeysThe HorrorsArcade FireBon Iver). It also features extra production from Clint Mansell (Grammy award winning ‘Black Swan’ soundtrack) on “Nothing,” rescored from the original to become what Tom and Ed Lay both describe as the “centerpiece” of the album.

Recorded mostly live, the album, as frontman Tom Smith describes, is lyrically focused on “love songs…that don’t adhere to the traditional love song type.”

On single “A Ton Of Love”, bass player Russell Leetch describes Editors‘ approach as “we just wanted to make a full-on rock song.” Mission accomplished.

Rock Steady Music proudly represents master and publishing for the album via [PIAS] and Strictly Confidential.