Jeff Lynne, the British musician best known as the leader of ’70s prog-pop band Electric Light Orchestra, has shared another new single. Packed with reggae-inflected guitars and the swirling strings Lynne’s fans know and love, “When the Night Comes” is the second single off Alone in the Universe, the album that Jeff Lynne’s ELO will release on Nov. 13.
Lynne announced Alone in the Universe and lead single “When I Was A Boy” in September. It’s the first ELO-affiliated album — technically it’s being released under the moniker “Jeff Lynne’s ELO” — since 2001’s Zoom.
“Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe,” Lynne said. “And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life — from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today — proves how much music can do.”
Lynne has lent production chops to a slew of rockers that includes Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Joe Walsh.
Check out “When the Night Comes” below.