Multi platinum selling singer songwriter KT Tunstall is set to release her much-anticipated fourth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon through Virgin Records on June 10, 2013.
Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon represents a return to the delicate simplicity of her early work and an evolution of her sound, with its country-folk tinged undercurrents. Travelling to Tucson, Arizona to record her new album with alt-country leading light Howe Gelb (AKA Giant Sand) KT describes the stunning album as “full of songs from the heart”. The album is made up from two sessions with a season in between them, and KT saw the work as naturally separated into two distinct parts – an ‘a’ side and a ‘b’ side. The first batch sees songs like the exquisite ‘Made Of Glass’ and ‘Yellow Flower’ focusing on the themes of mortality, a subject close to her heart following the passing away of her Father last year. The second batch evokes an ethereal mood, more reflective of deeply felt changes in outlook and shifts in her personal life. Together they add up to Tunstall’s most cohesive and affecting album to date. The first single from Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon will be ‘Feel It All’, released in conjunction with the album on June 10. An intimate alt-country/bluesy track about loss, it is shot through with insistent melodies and heartfelt lyrics that are some of KT’s most personal. Since scoring a worldwide hit with her debut album Eye To The Telescope in 2005, which went on to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide and over 1.8m in the UK alone (and a million plus in the US), KT has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Two critically acclaimed albums, Drastic Fantastic and Tiger Suit followed in 2007 and 2010 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish songtress’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.
To coincide with the album announcement, KT is also announcing a string of solo live dates in June. Tickets go on general sale Friday March 22.
May 17 – Minack Theatre, Penzance
May 25 – Hay on Wye, Wales
June 17 – City Varieties, Leeds
June 19 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
June 20 – Islington Town Hall, London
June 21 – Pepper Canister, Dublin
July 20 – Nottingham Splendour Festival
July 21 – Salisbury Larmer Tree Festival
July 26 – Wickerman Festival, Scotland
July 27 – Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge
September 1 – Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, Kingham
See www.kttunstall.com for more details.