Due anni dopo ‘Giants of All Sizes’ tornano gli Elbow che annunciano il nuovo album ‘Flying Dream 1’ che sarà fuori il 19 novembre via Polydor. Il disco è ancora una volta prodotto dal tastierista Craig Potter. Guy Garvey racconta: “We realized we were making a record free of the usual creative guidelines. We love patient, quiet, whole albums like the last Talk Talk records. John Martyn’s Solid Air and Bless the Weather, PJ Harvey’s Is This Desire, Chet Baker Sings, The Blue Nile’s Hats. Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love and Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. We’ve always written songs like this, but it felt natural to make an album that focuses on the gentler side of our music”.
Primo singolo ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’: “The song shares its title with the band’s Mercury Prize-winning 2008 album, The Seldom Seen Kid, and that’s because both titles were inspired by frontman Guy Garvey’s late friend Bryan Glancy, who died suddenly in 2006 and was nicknamed ‘the seldom seen kid’ by Garvey’s father”.