Johnny Borrell Speaks about Razorlight’s New Album

Olympus Speaking is the title of their latest EP.

While speaking about the album, he said “If people give me the honour of the space to listen, that’s success for me”, before stating it was a “love letter to rock and roll”.

“I didn’t make a Razorlight record for a long time because any time that I make a record, I’ll only do it if I feel that I can really put my best into it. There’s a framework to Razorlight as a writer and as a band. I formed Razorlight because I would go and watch bands, then I just made the band that I wanted to see live”.

“I don’t know if I ever said that I wanted my band to reach that many people. In fact, I’ve no recollection of saying that whatsoever!” he laughed. “I remember doing an interview with Krissi and talking about why bands were sitting down with the NME. This was a time when it was in print, and very often things you said would be taken out of context, and very often people would be upset about it. You’d be like, ‘I just didn’t say that’. I’m not sure if I ever said ‘I want to hit this many people’. Maybe we could fact check it. If it’s in print, then it doesn’t mean I said it.”

You can watch the full interview with Johnny below, along with Razorlight gig dates:

Tuesday December 4 – Glasgow The Old Fruitmarket
Wednesday December 5 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Thursday December 6 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Saturday December 8 – Bristol SWX
Monday December 10 – Birmingham The O2 Institute
Tuesday December 11 – Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday December 13 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday December 14 – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sunday December 16 – Manchester O2 Ritz
Monday December 17 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday December 18 – Leeds O2 Academy
Wednesday December 19 – Cambridge The Junction

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