‘Trainspotting’ author Irvine Welsh to release acid house album
Irvine Welsh, a critically acclaimed screenwriter, author, and journalist — famous for his penning of the cult-classic Trainspotting — has announced he will be releasing an acid house album.
Not to be confused with his 1994 collection of short stories, The Acid House, Welsh’s announcement shows his intention to point his jaggedly sharp mind solely towards music. According to The Scottish Sun, Welsh shoots, “to inject fun and humour in his acid house tracks.” Welsh goes on to describe his desired effect on listeners, “Hopefully people are going to jump around and have a bop, but you’re not going to have your ears bleeding. And you’re not going to want to be stripped to the waist, salivating and banging your head off the floor.”
Welsh’s work has always been depicted visually as grimy, raw, marked by unabashed Scottish wit. His writing has a tone of personal experience that cannot come from anywhere but life. This album will be his first surge into music. Given the man’s past work, he is sure to attempt to capture the classic acid house sound that he personally enjoyed and of course, add his own flair.
The release date for the album is yet to be disclosed.