On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, UK solo artist Tim Arnold to release “Super Connected” in May 2023, a concept album about Arnold’s unexpected diagnosis of autism, big tech, social media, and mental health.

“Super Connected”

Tim Arnold - Super Connected
Tim Arnold – Super Connected

UK solo artist Tim Arnold has announced his new studio album “Super Connected” – a concept album about social media, big tech, mental health, and Arnold’s own unforeseen autism diagnosis.

The album features a vocal cameo from actor Stephen Fry on Track 6, “A Commercial Break”, and was produced by Arnold with additional production from Jethro Tull bassist Jonathan Noyce.

Release Date

“Super Connected”, which will be released on May 5, 2023, shines a light on the conflict between technology and humanity. The album, which was created with Arnold’s mentors Kevin Godley and the late Lindsay Kemp as guidance, combines 12 new songs about tech addiction, consumerism, family trauma, and compassion for those who are affected by screen dependency.

“The Soho Hobo”

Tim Arnold
Tim Arnold

Arnold wrote “Super Connected” ‘in character’, which is similar to the theatrical style of his 2015 album “The Soho Hobo”, which won BBC Radio London Album Of The Year. Every song is sung from the perspective of a different ‘character’, each of whom has a different mental illness. Arnold received an unexpected diagnosis of his own real-life disorder, autism, five years into the project.

“Start With The Sound”

The album’s first single “Start With The Sound” is out now and was debuted on BBC Radio’s Gary Crowley Show on World Autism Day. On May 5, 2023, “Super Connected” will be released on CD, gatefold vinyl limited edition, and all DSPs. On Friday, May 12, the album launch party will take place at the Roundhouse Studio theater in London.

“Super Connected”: The Film

Arnold collaborated with the designers of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Kate Bush’s The Line, The Cross, and The Curve for the feature-length drama film, which is also titled “Super Connected” (private screening available upon request).

Tim’s Autism blog: https://bit.ly/3ZgEYzj

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