Cat No: XMR163CD
CD Release: 30th October 20
Vinyl Release: 27th November 20
His second studio album in as many years, ‘Cheap Medication’ arrives as the follow-up to 2019 solo debut: ‘Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds’ and is the next instalment of what Johnny hopes will become an annual series of releases. The new album continues a prolific spell of activity for the songwriter that has also seen him release two compilations of outtakes and rarities (Low Fidelity Vol. 1 & 2); work in collaboration with his partner Billie Piper and playwright Lucy Prebble (Succession) to score the entire soundtrack for the critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic series ‘I Hate Suzie’ which is out now; plus rekindle friendships with his original band of brothers to reform: Tribes. SINGLE 1: ‘REAL THING – 16th September 2020 Premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, ‘Real Thing’ is the album’s leading single and offers a first glimpse of Johnny’s upcoming sophomore record. Dreamy of delivery, it’s a straight-up love song to rival the best. Johnny says of the single. “It’s about finding your purpose to be with the person you’re meant to be with. I wanted to write a rock’n’roll love song, instead of a cliched one. It’s rough around the edges, but it’s definitely a love song.” SINGLE 2: SUZE – 16th October 2020 The songs of ‘Cheap Medication’ reflect a very different Johnny Lloyd; a maturing artist broadening his horizons with a range of new experiences, perspectives and influences. None more so apparent than on ‘Suze’ – the laid-back soulful folkiness inspired by the works of Harry Nilsson, The Mamas & The Papas and The War on Drugs. RELEASE DAY FOCUS TRACK: CHEAP MEDICATION – 30th October 2020 Title track from the album and will be the second single to be serviced to radio.
Tracklisting 1. Suze 2. Real Thing 3. Cheap Medication 4. Haze 5. Based On Real Life 6. In This World 7. Better Weather 8. Heavens Below 9. Oh Lord 10. Heaven Up Here 11. Crash Site 12. Don’t Take My Word For It