I'm thrilled to share some big news with you all: my new album Crying On The Bathroom Floor will be released on the 6th of August 2021. The album features a selection of songs written and performed by female artists and songwriters that I love and respect, including my new single 'Daniel' which is out now. To celebrate the album's release, I will be heading out on the road for a series of intimate acoustic shows (performing new tracks plus some of your older faves) along with Q&As this September.
If you pre-order the album now from my official store (on signed CD, exclusive marble vinyl LP or cassette) you'll gain access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale this Weds 28 April at 9am. General sale begins Thurs 29 Apr at 9am.
I've always enjoyed singing other people's songs. There is a liberation to it. It's how I feel when I approach a script. I have reverence for the piece of art and the artist who created it. After 18 years of recording and performing a lot of original material, I loved the idea of creating an album that celebrates some of the modern female artists I so admire in pop. In today's times it's so much easier and accepted to occupy other genders, ideas and explore new avenues. I wanted to understand what it might be like to sing their lyrics; a song about a boy called Daniel; crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like Elizabeth Taylor. This is not a covers album as such, well certainly not in the standard way. I wanted to bring songs from female artists who I admire into a new arena. I wanted to work with Richard X again and create a true pop record. It's strange because I feel I have ended up with a piece of work that feels truly me, despite the songs not being written .... by me. I feel connection to the lyrics, and the stories, and the women who wrote them. The songs became my songs, the words my words for all the time I was performing. Now they are there for the next person to interpret and embody.
My new single Daniel is available to stream/download now. The video directed by my incredibly talented friend and collaborator @wizfilmmaker is also out now. Check out both via the link below...
Texas make a very welcome return with their exhilarating new album ‘Hi’, flexing their rock soul muscle with 12-14 tracks that easily rank amongst the best of their stellar career. Scotland’s finest, Texas are a band in their prime, fuelled by the swagger of their recent acclaimed collaboration with the Wu-Tang Clan.
Hot on the heels of the original album hitting #2 on the UK album chart last year, enduring pop legends Steps return with What The Future Holds Pt. 2. Spanning 15 tracks, the album includes 10 brand-new unheard songs plus special acoustic versions of previous singles from the album. The new album also includes the revamped single mix of Heartbreak In This City, featuring Primetime Emmy Award winner Michelle Visage, which hit #1 on the UK iTunes chart earlier this month and sees the band perform with Michelle on The Graham Norton Show tonight.
The original What The Future Holds Pt. 1 album went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period. The five-piece will also be heading on their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds Tour in November, headlining 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 and will be joined by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a special guest.
Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8, Brit award winners Steps set about re-turfing the music landscape via 14 UK top 10 singles and three multi-platinum albums in three years including #1’s Tragedy and Stomp. Fast forward twenty years, the band returned with the mighty Tears On The Dancefloor, which hit #1 on the physical and iTunes album charts and went Gold within a matter of weeks, becoming the biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy.