Burt Bacharach and Golden Hour writer and producer Daniel Tashian have announced a forthcoming EP, Blue Umbrella, and have shared a new single, “Bells of St. Augustine.” Blue Umbrella is the first music Bacharach has shared in 15 years, and is a dream collaboration for Tashian.
“Daniel’s instincts are always right on target,” says Bacharach. “Musically, he’s got the chord before I’ve got the chord, when I can’t find the chord. I appreciate it so much. He hears impeccably. He brings to the table a great lyric sense. He tells a great story. He also brings some valuable music stuff. It’s a really collaborative thing.”
“There’s nothing I’d rather do than make music with Burt Bacharach,” says Tashian. “They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes because they’ll disappoint you. But I haven’t found that about Burt.”
Listen to “Bells of St. Augustine” below.
Blue Umbrella Album Artwork:
Blue Umbrella Tracklist:
01. Bells of St. Augustine
02. Whistling in the Dark
03. Blue Umbrella
04. Midnight Watch
05. We Go Way Back