Saturday, 11 February 2017

Imelda May premieres Black Tears live video on The Four Oh Five

Imelda May premieres Black Tears video, shot live on 
location at historic Maida Vale studios

On Tuesday Feb 7, 2017 Imelda May premiered her live video performance of new single ‘Black Tears’ via UK tastemaker music publication The Four Oh Five.
The atmospheric black and white video shot on location in the iconic Maida Vale Studios showcases Imelda at her vocal best on the personal and heart-wrenching ballad. Black Tears is the second single from her forthcoming fifth studio record, entitled ‘LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD’, to be released on Decca Records on 7th April.

Chatting exclusive to the Four Oh Five Imelda said of the video:

"I was asked to perform an intimate showcase of some of my new material for record company, publishers, media and a few friends. They knew my sound had changed but hadn't really heard anything. I wanted it to be a relaxed evening and not 'showy' in any way. Almost like inviting them to a rehearsal with my now larger band. I've recorded in Maida Vale a few times and always loved the atmosphere, the history in the walls and the almost industrial look of it. A working studio. I asked for simple lighting, good sound and not much else. I was a little nervous with the thoughts of it but as soon as myself and the band started I was immersed in the music and reliving every moment that I wrote about. I was very proud to have my friend and producer of my album TBone Burnett come to introduce me but most importantly give his moral support and occasional whoops and hollers from the audience. Love him! It was a very liberating and special night for me. This is my new song and one of the moments recorded live from that night. This is 'Black Tears.' "

New album LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD Released on DECCA on 7th April
"She has poured her heart and soul into her new album" - Evening Standard

“I love the girl she used to be but I think I love even more the woman she’s become. Still mischievous and playful, still a siren, but there’s an ache in her voice now that has me with a glass at my ear to the wall of her world where trouble has entered the room. There’s an erotic power here that’s not just feminine power. She makes truth telling an invitation to intimacy.” - Bono

“I’ve never met anyone quite like Imelda May. She is full of life…I was inspired by her honesty and her generosity, and I continue to be intrigued.” - T Bone Burnett

Release Date: 7 April 2017
Label: Decca (UMO) / Verve Int'l
11 Tracks/ Time: 44:05 Genres: Alternative Rock
Amazon UK - Standard | Deluxe
UK iTunes - Standard | Deluxe
HMV Life Love Flesh Blood (Deluxe Edition, Includes Bonus Tracks) - Standard

Deluxe Track List:
1. Call Me   2. Black Tears 3. Should've Been You 4. Sixth Sense 5. Human 
6. How Bad Can a Good Girl Be 7. Bad Habit 8. Levitate 
9. When It's My Time 10. Leave Me Lonely 11. The Girl I Used To Be
12. The Longing 13. Flesh And Blood 14. Game Changer 15. Love And Fear

Related BLOG POST:
Imelda has an extensive 2017 UK Headline Tour in May, including a night at The London Palladium.  

MAY 2017
Thu 4th May 2017 - Regent Theatre (Ipswich; 3 St Helen's Street, IP4 1HE)
Fri 5th May 2017 - St David's Hall (Cardiff; The Hayes, CF10 1AH)
Sat 6th May 2017 - The Corn Exchange (Cambridge; Wheeler Street, CB2 3QB,
Mon 8th May 2017 - Cliffs Pavilion (Southend-On-Sea; Station Road, SS0 7RA)
Tue 9th May 2017 - G-Live (Guildford; London Road GU1 2AA)
Thu 11th May 2017 - The Hexagon (Reading; Queens Walk, RG1 7UA)
Fri 12th May 2017 - Pavilion Theatre (Bournemouth; Westover Road BH1 2BU)
Sat 13th May 2017 - Theatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham; Theatre Square, NG1 5ND)
Mon 15th May 2017 - The Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool; Hope Street, L1 9BP)
Tue 16th May 2017 - Barbican Centre (York; Paragon Centre, YO10 4NT)
Thu 18th May 2017 - London Palladium (Westminster; Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF)
Fri 19th May 2017 - Colston Hall/ Lantern (Bristol; Colston Street, BS1 5AR)
Sat 20th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester; Lower Mosley Street, M2 3WS)
Mon 22nd May 2017 - Symphony Hall (Birmingham; Broad Street, B1 2EA)
Tue 23rd May 2017 - Usher Hall (Edinburgh; Lothian RD, EH1 2EA)
Wed 24th May 2017 - Royal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow; Renfrew Street, G2 3NY)
Fri 26th May 2017 - The Sage (Gateshead; St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR)

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