It's the title track from his forthcoming album

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Brian Eno has released a preview of his upcoming album, The Ship.

The 21-minute clip is the full title track from his first solo album since 2012’s Lux. Eno’s disembodied vocals can be heard over the quivering synths, marking the first time he has sung on a solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth.

Eno said in a statement: “The piece started as an Ambient work intended for a multichannel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all.

“From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song… a type I’ve never made before where the vocals floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”

Also on the album is a cover of Velvet Underground’s ‘I’m Set Free‘, written by Lou Reed and which, according to Eno: “seems more relevant now that it did then.”

The Ship will be available to buy from April 21.

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