Bring on the Joy with Richard Ashcroft

It’s a very well known fact that The Verve are still regarded as one of the greatest British bands of the last 50 years. And that has had something to do with the quality of the songs they delighted crowds with. And now, Richard Ashcroft presents his latest single, Surprised By The Joy.

Surprised By The Joy is taken from the forthcoming album from Richard Ashcroft, Natural Rebel, and has stuck to the solo music principal that has served Ashcroft well over the last four albums. A blend of acoustic guitar, strings and the familiar Ashcroft growl in the vocals, this song makes for a very good listen.

Thanks to the likes of Noel Gallagher, Johnny Marr, Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft himself, the British solo scene has never looked healthier. And that can only be good news for the British music scene. And if the new album from Ashcroft keeps up the high standard of songs like Surprised By The Joy, then that will be even better news for music lovers everywhere.

Surprised By The Joy is taken from the forthcoming album from Richard Ashcroft called, Natural Rebel. The album is released on October 19th, on the RPA label via BMG Music.

Try and catch Richard Ashcroft on his sold out tour on the following dates –

Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands

Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall

Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City

Wednesday October 31st – Manchester Albert Hall

Friday November 2nd – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London

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