Brian Eno has released the first single and title track from his forthcoming solo album The Ship - his first since 2012's Grammy-nominated LUX. 'The Ship' is a 21-minute album opener, which builds intense drama through creeping electronics.

"The piece started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C - which happens to be the root note of the piece," Brian explains. "Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song...a type I've never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind."