The Signal And The Noise

Album: Walk Between Worlds (2018)
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  • Like the other Simple Minds albums, Walk Between Worlds was written by the band's singer Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill. This was the track that set the direction for the rest of the record. Kerr recalled to HMV.com:

    "Charlie was sending stuff over and there were quite a lot of ideas gathering, so it was like 'OK, great, but where are we gonna start? Where's point A?' You're always looking for that starting point, the zeitgeist, and then when he sent over the track that became known as 'The Signal and The Noise' it just gave me the sense that this is where we should be now.

    I've got a kind of added affection for that song, I can remember the excitement about getting that, and also playing it to people for the first couple of times, everyone felt like: yeah, this is good."

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