Steven Wilson’s haunting teaser campaign

Steven Wilson has launched a teaser trailer for upcoming solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase.

And it’s accompanied by a blog written by the main character – a reclusive artist who writes about her interest in people who go missing and her talent for hiding in public.

She discusses the sister she only had for six months, a story idea for a man who lives in a construction crane, and a cat that briefly adopts her. Things appear to take a more mysterious turn when visitors arrive at her high-rise flat and ask her questions.

A pivotal blog entry reads: “Recently I’ve been haunting myself. A few days ago I woke up some time in the middle of the night, but didn’t open my eyes for a long time, just lay there listening to the rain on the window. When I did open my eyes I was standing at the end of the bed just watching.

“Then I leaned over and handed myself an envelope with the words ‘A List of Betrayals’ written on the front. I haven’t had the courage to open it yet.”

Hand. Cannot. Erase. – the follow-up to acclaimed 2013 release _The Raven That Refused To Sing _– features guitarist Guthrie Govan, keyboardist Adam Holzman, bassist Nick Beggs and drummer Marco Minnemann. It’s released on March 2 via Kscope, and it’s available for pre-order now in standard CD, CD/DVD digibook, double vinyl and four-disc deluxe editions.

Wilson tours the UK in March:

Mar 12: Cambridge Corn Exchange

Mar 13: Cardiff St David’s Hall

Mar 14: Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Mar 16: Edinburgh Queens Hall

Mar 17: London Troxy

Mar 18: Wolverhampton Civic Hall


  1. First Regret 2. 3 Years Older 3. Hand Cannot Erase 4. Perfect Life 5. Routine 6. Home Invasion 7. Regret #9 8. Transience 9. Ancestral 10. Happy Returns 11. Ascendant Here On…
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