Beth Orton is very pleased to announce details of her seventh studio album, Weather Alive – set for release on 23rd September 2022. It will be her first album through her new record label Partisan Records, home to the likes of Fela Kuti, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., and Laura Marling.
To coincide with its announcement, Orton today shares the first single from the forthcoming eight track record with the expansive and fractured first single, also called Weather Alive. Clocking in at a little over seven minutes, it’s a dark, atmospheric reintroduction to this acclaimed British artist now approaching her third decade in the game. Renowned not only for her distinguishable, fragile vocal, but for a series of genre-defying collaborations; from her early output with Chemical Brothers and Andy Weatherall to Bert Jansch and Jim O’Rourke, Weather Alive finds Beth both standing in front of, and sitting behind, the glass for the first time in her career, and from the comfort of her home studio in London.
Orton did however leave the studio door wedged open to a fine selection of players including The Smile’s drummer Tom Skinner, Mancunian jazz star Alabaster dePlume, multi-instrumentalist/composed Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible’s bassist Tom Herbert. As individual artists, they each know the importance and sheer power of letting music breathe and creating a sense of space, which this record positively revels in. Written on a battered old piano she saved from Camden Market, Weather Alive could prove to be another career-defining record for an artist who’s already peppered her three decades in music with a steady series of career-defining records.
It’s a record that collates memories and experiences spanning a lifetime, with stories that touch on struggles, on healing and of beauty.
Beth Orton Live:
9th June – Royal Arena, Copenhagen (w/ Alanis Morissette)
12th June – Ziggo, Amsterdam (w/ Alanis Morissette)
14th June – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (w/ Alanis Morissette)
16th June – Accor Arena, Paris (w/ Alanis Morissette)
19th June – OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow (w/ Alanis Morissette)
21st June – 3Arena, Dublin (w/ Alanis Morissette)
23rd June – Utilita Arena, Birmingham (w/ Alanis Morissette)
24th June – AO Arena, Leeds (w/ Alanis Morissette)
25th June – Arena, Manchester (w/ Alanis Morissette)
28th June – The O2 Arena, London (w/ Alanis Morissette)
29th June – The O2 Arena, London (w/ Alanis Morissette)
2nd July – Noches del Botanico, Madrid
21st July – Passignano sul Trasimeno, Umbria Italy
23rd July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
19th August – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
21st August – Open House Festival, Bangor
7th October – Academy 2, Birmingham
8th October – St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton
9th October – KOKO, London
10th October – Arts Centre, Norwich
12th October – St George’s, Bristol
13th October – Classic Grand, Glasgow
15th October – RCMN Concert Hall, Manchester
16th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
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