The Stranglers Release Acoustic Version Of “And If You Should See Dave…”

Stranglers fans rejoice! The band has been hard at work creating and releasing cool new material in support of their forthcoming album, Dark Matters. New offerings include a series of “Track Chats” with the band detailing the inspiration, writing and production process behind each song on the album. Several are already out with more to come leading up to the album’s release on September 10th.

“And If You Should See Dave…” was released last month and is a tribute to the band’s late keyboard player, Dave Greenfield, who tragically passed away from covid in May, 2020. A key member of The Stranglers for 45 years, Dave Greenfield was a highly-acclaimed keyboardist whose unique approach and instantly identifiable playing style contributed to the group’s inimitable sound. The Stranglers newest video/single, “If Something’s Gonna Kill Me (It Might As Well Be Love),” is also out now. The song is also inspired by the passing of late keyboard player Dave Greenfield.

Dark Matters is due out on September 10th, 2021 via the band’s own Coursegood imprint, distributed by BFD/The Orchard in North America. Dark Matters is the band’s first new album in nearly a decade. Dave Greenfield plays on 8 of the 11 tracks of Dark Matters, which were completed remotely during covid lockdown by surviving band members, JJ Burnel and Baz Warne. The tracks on Dark Matters were made over the course of two years at the band’s studios in the rural idylls of Somerset, England, and in Southern France, produced by long-time collaborator Louie Nicastro.