Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alison Moyet returns with 'Other'; North American tour

Leading up to the release of her new album Other on June 16 via Cooking Vinyl, Alison Moyet has unveiled a video for the single "Reassuring Pinches," directed by Steve Gullick, which you can watch here.

Other is a result of Alison’s partnership with producer/songwriting collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna) also co-created her last album the minutes, which debuted at # 5 in the national UK charts and won international critical acclaim.

“For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle/aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch”, explains Moyet, in a statement.

“Subject matter covers what you might expect from a pop album. Dyslexia, locked-out syndrome, diversity, Persephone, doggedness and the Internet. Always asked what a song is about, I attempted to cooperate, but in truth though the lyrics incorporated my best attempt to describe what I see and of the meaning that is mine. I want, who chooses to, to find their own landscape or indeed none. Some of us have always felt 'Other'. I no longer wish it were otherwise.”

The title track "Other", accompanied by a hypnotic video directed by Steve Gullick, is available as an instant track download when pre-ordering the album. Notable backing vocals come from Alison’s daughter on "The English U", which was preceded by her guest appearance on stage at Alison’s Royal Albert Hall show, and an appearance in the video for "When I Was Your Girl" (from the minutes). 

In addition to Alison studying sculpture at college whilst also creating this new release, other happenings of note since the minutes include receiving an Icon Award at Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards, a hot ticket performance with a 32-piece orchestra at Burberry’s London Fashion Week womenswear show, and her involvement in the RSC’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary where Alison composed and performed a new arrangement of "Sigh No More Ladies "(from Much Ado About Nothing) in their BBC 2 live special.

Track listing:

I Germinate
Lover, Go
The English U
The Rarest Birds
Beautiful Gun
Reassuring Pinches
April 10th
Happy Giddy

Pre-order the album here - exclusive items and bundles available from the Alison Moyet Store

Following the release of Other, Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, with U.S. dates kicking off on September 11th in Washington, DC and moving westward to Los Angeles on September 27th.

All tickets are on sale now and info is available on Alison's website.

Tour dates:

11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC
12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA
13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA
15 Sept – Irving Plaza; New York, NY
17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT
19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL
20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN
22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR
23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA
25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA
26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA
27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA

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