Available to pre-order now at https://gang-of-four.ffm.to/theproblemofleisure
This May sees the release of The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, a double album of tracks written by Andy Gill and Andy Gill, all newly reinterpreted and recorded by artists whose own unique contributions to music were enriched by listening to Gang of Four. The album features songs from across Gang of Four’s 40-plus year career, each individually chosen by the artists who covered them.
The first single, “Natural’s Not in It” by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) (listen HERE), released on January 8th, has generated headlines around the world and substantial support from streaming services.
Tom Morello says of the single:
“Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played. His band Gang of Four were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me.”
Further, Serj Tankian says:
“It was a real pleasure to work on this track with Tom and honor the legacy of Andy and Gang of Four at the same time.”
Andy Gill and Tom Morello backstage at EDP Vilar De Mouros Festival, Portugal on August 24, 2019.