Paolo Nutini has announced that his new album “Last Night In the Bittersweet” will be released this summer.
The 35-year-old singer surprised fans with two new songs – “Through The Echoes” and “Lose It” – on Wednesday night (11.05.22), which marks his first new track since 2014.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote, “Last Night In The Bittersweet. New album, out July 1. Pre-order the album and listen to Through The Echoes and Lose It now.”
The upcoming collection – his fourth – will be Nutini’s first since 2014’s ‘Caustic Love’, and it has been described as a 70-minute epic spanning everything “from classic rock to post-punk”.
The long wait for new music is said to be due to the star wanting to make sure everything is perfect.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Paolo has spent so much time working on this new music that he has been very active in making sure everything is perfect.
“He cares so much about the songs and wants to give his fans, who have been waiting for years for new music, the best possible experience.
“Paolo insisted that only a handful of people around him listened to the songs before they were released. And hardly anyone has heard the album yet.”
According to the publication, Nutini wanted to make sure nothing leaked “at the last moment.”
The source added: “He’s a very private person and he wasn’t going to risk anything leaking at the last moment.
“Things have been kept under lock and key for months, but now he’s finally ready to release it.”
The star – who has been on hiatus since 2017 – will return this weekend for an intimate show at Sheffield’s Leadmill, with further sold-out dates at the 100 Club in London and Corran Halls in Oban, Scotland.