In April, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr announced a new solo album, Call The Comet, out in just a few weeks on June 15. To tie us over, he’s shared two singles, “The Tracers” and “Hi Hello,” plus a video for the latter and now, a new track and video in “Walk Into The Sea.” Marr also announced a lengthy U.S. tour on Friday, kicking off Sept. 15 in Nashville, which will then bleed into a European run starting Nov. 1 in Belfast, U.K. He’s scheduled to perform on Conan Monday, June 4. Marr shared all the dates in a tweet, which you can see further down below.
The guitar legend crafts a poignant track in “Walk Into The Sea,” tenaciously maintaining his (and The Smiths’) characteristic moodiness for five-and-a-half minutes while simultaneously implementing some pleasantly static synth. You can give it a listen, and watch the track’s accompanying video, below.
Call The Comet is Marr’s third solo effort, following 2014’s Playland and his 2013 solo debut The Messenger. He also released a live album in 2015, Adrenalin Baby, which featured some of his solo work as well as four Smiths covers.
We talked to Marr in 2013 about his initial solo work, which you can revisit here. Also, here’s another look at our ranking of the 10 best Smiths songs, because there’s no such thing as too much Smiths.