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...