Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s fifth studio album ‘N.K-Pop’ gets a worldwide exclusive picture disc release via Blood Records and hand-numbered to order. Paul & Jacqui’s previous album ‘Manchester Calling’ went straight to No 1 on its release in March ’20.
The duo recently released their brand new single ‘Too Much For One (Not Enough For Two)’ - an effortlessly uplifting slice of gospel tinged pop.
Says Paul Heaton: “I wanted to write a song about someone who was too over the top to handle. For years now, whenever I’m naughty, I say: “You’re just too much for one and not enough for two” to myself in an American accent. Since I got married, I’ve realised what a handful I am. I am too much for one, and I need to rein it in. My mum was the same, and so is my youngest daughter. My wife says: “When the two of you are at it, I have to run away,” and she’s a teaching assistant, so she’s used to errant behaviour. I now realise I’m not as mellow as I thought I was and that I’m a pain in the arse. The song is more of a tease than writing someone off. It has serious moments but, even though they’ve been caught texting and up to no good, the couple are still together. Jacqui sounds great on this song. You haven’t really heard her vocals, then she comes bouncing in fantastically on the chorus.”
N.K-Pop is produced by long-time Heaton collaborator John Williams, who produced the previous four Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott albums. The record was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, Manchester. The album features Paul & Jacqui’s regular band – Jonny Lexus (guitars), Chris Wise (bass), Pete Marshall (drums) and Stephen Large (keyboards).
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on 7th October 2022. All images for illustrative purposes