Well, this is certainly a welcome sound. A brand new EP from Elbow. A brand new single from Elbow. Those are enough to perk up my ears, but a shimmering, majestic and UPBEAT single from Elbow?
Sounding like a lost Peter Gabriel single from the Us-era or at least a return to Elbow’s early days, Guy Garvey’s opening words, “I’m easy to meet”, are fitting as this is perhaps Elbow’s most accessible single in years.
Although the track is penned about finding love far from home, the term Worker Bee refers to the symbol for Manchester, the setting for all 4 tracks on the new EP. The ‘Lost Worker Bee’ EP will be released July 24 ahead of Guy Garvey’s solo debut LP in the fall.