All signs are pointing that Nick Lowe will be producing Elvis Costello's next album with the Imposters. Costello appeared on his longtime keyboardist Steve Nieve's webcast and heavily intimated he's asked Lowe to do the honors for the first time in over 25 years.
Nick Lowe, arguably, produced Costello's greatest works — including 1978's This Year's Model, 1979's Armed Forces, 1980's Get Happy, and 1981's Trust before returning for 1986's Blood And Chocolate, and 1994's Brutal Youth.
Variety reported Costello and Nieve had recently recorded with various musicians in France back in February — and had time booked at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios last month before the world closed down. Costello then went on to hint as to what fans can expect from the upcoming album, saying, “So I called up a pal of ours. And I ain’t gonna say his name. But I said to him, 'Would you come and produce this session for us?' And he said, 'Well, y'know, old chap, I don’t really do that kind of thing anymore.' And I said, 'Yeah, but you know that I know that you can.' And one of these days we’re all gonna be back in the studio with that gang of people. And maybe it won’t be too long. It’s the way everybody feels right now: When is life gonna get back to normal?”