Elvis Costello & The Imposters announce new album ‘The Boy Named If’

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello has shared details of his new album with The Imposters, ‘The Boy Named If’, as well as the record’s first single.

”The full title of this record is ‘The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories),” Costello explained in a new press release.

“‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own.”

Discussing the lyrical content of the record, the veteran songwriter said: “Once upon a time, when I didn’t know what a kiss could do and didn’t even dare to caress, the way ahead was a mystery; a departing from that magic state called innocence for the pain that leads to pleasure and all that jazz.”

He added: “Don’t get me started about the guilt and shame and all those other useless possessions that you must throw overboard before you set sail with your dreamboat (and a runcible spoon).”

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