JOAN ARMATRADING ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM CONSEQUENCES
ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW
LISTEN TO “ALREADY THERE” HERE
New York, NY (May 5, 2021) – Celebrated singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading‘s new forthcoming album, Consequences, is one of her most intimate and direct albums yet and one that wears its conscience and its heart on its sleeve.
Today, Armatrading releases the album’s first single “Already There“ available for streaming and download HERE.
Scheduled for release June 18th (Digital) and August 13 (CD/LP) via BMG, her 22nd studio album to date, Consequences ably illustrates the fact that Joan Armatrading never likes to repeat herself. It is a very different follow up to 2018’s UK’s Top 30 hit album Not Too Far Away.
Of course the change of musical pace will come as no surprise to Joan’s many legions of world-wide fans since she has always been a pioneer in what she does – ever since the release of her first album in 1972 when her then record company, by their own admission, had little idea of how to present her, being so outside the norm. It should also be remembered that Joan Armatrading was the very first female singer/songwriter from the UK to have international success with the songs she wrote and performed.
|Whether she’s playing a blinding electric guitar solo that would put many of the recognized ‘Guitar Heroes’ in the shade or focusing on specific genres like jazz or blues, Joan has always gone where the muse takes her with no predictability attached. Repetition isn’t in her lexicon, even when composing the music for The Tempest and as demonstrated on the recently screened documentary about her career, ‘Me, Myself, I’. With her heartfelt, direct and melodic trademark vocal style and lyrics that tell it exactly how it is and a strong rhythmic flow throughout, Consequences is an album of some surprises for sure but couched in a passionate intensity that benefits from listening to it straight through from start to finish. A complete aural experience and an uncompromising tour de force that engages and gets better with every listen. And while the subject matter, love in its many guises, is an intrinsically intimate topic this is not an album about Joan herself but rather, as with all her work, one written from observation and where she has created songs that people can make their own, applying the lyrics to whatever their own particular circumstances might be. The single, “Already There”, is a perfect example of this as it details the common experience of when one person in a couple is already in love while the other still hasn’t quite arrived yet emotionally..Consequences in CD, vinyl and digital format is comprised of 10 tracks in total, all written, performed and produced by Armatrading.|
Consequences Track listing:
3.To Be Loved
9.Think About Me
10.To Anyone Who Will Listen
Pre-order Consequences HERE
Since the release of her last album, Joan has been made a CBE (from an MBE) become a Trustee of The Princes Trust, been awarded an Ivor Novello Fellowship, and received an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award plus a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women of the Year. Joan completed a major sold-out UK and American tour in 2018 following a massive 235 date world tour in 2014/15.
Among many other accolades she is the first female British artist to debut at number 1 in the Billboard Blues chart, where she stayed for 12 weeks and was the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category. Although touring is off the table for the immediate future, Joan will be giving a special digitally streamed concert in support of the album, later this year in September. Details of this to be announced nearer the time.
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