Mark Owen has announced he will be releasing his fourth studio album, The Art Of Doing Nothing, next month.
Released on June 10th, The Art Of Doing Nothing will be Mark’s fourth solo album and most collaborative to date. It will also be his first solo releaset since Take That reunited in 2006.
It is, says Owen, an album about everyone’s “massively significant, tiny little speck life”.
“I’ve been making songs for 20 years now and I don’t really know what else to do,” he says, “It’s my hobby and my day job all in one.”
Gradually, Mark and his collaborators (long-time songwriting partners Ben Mark and Jamie Norton) developed it into a concept: The Art Of Doing Nothing.
It was a notion of creating by not forcing things, by just letting the moment take over. “We didn’t think too hard about the songs,” says Mark. For the obsessive Owen, this was a new approach.
The result is Mark’s most free-spirited record yet, imbued with his own vulnerable, charismatic blueprint. It was recorded at The Rabbit Hutch, the studio located at the bottom of his garden.
The first single to be released off the new album is Stars.
If you like the sound of what you’ve heard, Mark will be performing Stars and many more tracks from The Art Of Doing Nothing live very soon.
To celebrate the release of The Art Of Doing Nothing, Mark is set to embark on an 8-date UK and Ireland tour this June. For the full list of dates, click here.
Tickets go on general sale Friday May 10 at 9am however to gain exclusive early access to pre-sale tickets on Wednesday May 8, all you have to do is head over to Mark’s official store now and pre-order The Art Of Doing Nothing.
You can pre-order The Art Of Doing Nothing now via iTunes or if you pre-order from Mark’s official store before May 6th you will gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets for Mark’s June UK/Ireland tour!