The cinephile will release his first full-length solo album in eight years in September.
It's been eight years since Holmes last went it (relatively) alone in the studio, with 2000's Bow Down to the Exit Sign. But while its his first solo record in name, as is often the case Holmes has brought along a number of friends for the ride. Martin Rev, Leo Abrahams, and Jon Hopkins will all feature on the album, which purports to document Holmes' "life in Belfast and all the things attached to that—family, friends, loss, love, and starting a family of my own. All the stuff that shapes the person you become."
While we've heard that one before, we're inclined to believe that Holmes' soundtracking prowess (he's scored four Steven Soderbergh films) will make evoking a location like Belfast a breeze. Whether that makes for good music, of course, remains to be seen.
01. I Heard Wonders
02. Story of the Ink
03. Love Reign over Me
04. Theme / I.M.C.
05. Holy Pictures
06. Kill Her with Kindness
08. Hey Maggy
10. The Ballad of Sarah and Jack
David Holmes will release The Holy Pictures in September on Canderblinks/Mercury/UMC.