Having enjoyed making In Dream we decided to start on our own again but not shut ourselves off. So if we feel like there’s someone we want to work with, let’s see what happens. We thought we’d do six months in a studio in Oxford; do Monday to Friday, then we decided to contact Blanck Mass from Fuck Buttons to add some additional production – we really liked his album World Eater. It was electronic music that we’d not heard before, in-your-face, brutal but also beautiful. We thought he’d never like us in a million years but he did so we sent him a bunch of songs and we worked with him remotely. Then we got in Leo Abrahams who’d done our favourite Frightened Rabbit record and the Ghostpoet record. He came in and helped us tie it all together. It was a slightly fractured, fragmented process.
Welcome to the Black Gold Archives. Explore the timeline as it chronicles sixteen tracks that make up the Black Gold greatest hits record and discover stories from each song. Videos, photos and memories written by the band and people who lived through every era of Editors. And, most importantly, add your own memory to the archives and let the whole world share in it. Every memory that is shared will be added to the archive. A photo of a tiny, sweaty gig in the early 2000s… A grainy video taken from your old camera phone thrust in the air while you lived out your favourite festival moment… Or maybe words. A story, a moment, a memory.
Explore the Black Gold Archive at your leisure and share in the moments that crafted Editors. And don’t forget to leave something to show the world that you were part of the journey too.