Friday, June 22, 2012
Tanita Tikaram - New Video Today for "Dust On My Shoes", from New Album Due 8/31
Tanita Tikaram has always been one of our favorite singer-songwriters. Her last album, Sentimental, seven years ago, was not only one of her best but ranks as one of our all time favorite records. The good news today was the release of a song and video from her forthcoming new album, Can't Go Back, due out August 31st. The new song is "Dust On My Shoes", one of ten songs on the new album; track list is below. "Dust On My Shoes" is now available at Amazonand iTunes. According to Tanita:
"I've always wanted to write a song like 'Dust On My Shoes', which is a simple freedom song. The word 'freedom' becomes more and more important to all of us - in every choice, every political & moral decision and the attempt to live in a free way I find very moving. It is also about how you can be free from people's conceptions of you, if you want and how, while I don t have faith, I do believe and I do strive to have an open mind. More than any other, that song encapsulates me".
We couldn't be more excited about the prospect of a new Tanita album this year. Sentimental flew completely under the radar here in the U.S. when it came out in 2005; and it came about seven years after The Cappuccino Songs. Tanita reached a point in her career that she could live her life and record whenever the spirit moves her. That would seem to be about every seven years, so her new record is reason enough for jubilation. Here is the text of the press release announcing Can't Go Back. The track list follows.
The voice that defined a generation is returning with her first album in seven years. Can't Go Back features some of America's most exciting modern soul musicians, and was lovingly crafted by producer Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips, Nina Nastasia) at Sound Factory in Los Angeles.
The musicians included Bryan himself as well as keyboardist Keefus Ciancia (B.B. King, T.Bone Burnett, Elton John, Everlast), Ray LaMontagne's drummer Jay Bellerose and long term friend and guitarist Mark Creswell. American folk singer songwriter Grant Lee Phillips added his vocal voodoo to All Things To You and Keep It Real.
Tikaram was inspired by her new found love of Americana, by the union of country and soul by Motown and Chess, and by singers such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dusty Springfield, Don Williams, Paul Simon and the long-lost Marie Knight. It proved to be a musical coming home resulting in a warm, uplifting convergence of Tanita's fabulously sensual voice with a live soul groove.
Says Tikaram: It s full of sweet melancholy (...). There's sex, there's nostalgia and there's freedom. 'Can't go Back' is the song that best sums up the spirit of the album ...the desire to live in the moment & the temptation to revise the past. I cant wait to get out there and start playing the new songs to everyone!"
Here is the track list:
1. All Things To You
2. Dust On My Shoes
3. Make The Day
4. Rock & Roll
6. Keep It Real
7. Can't Go Back
8. Heavy Pressure
9. One Kiss
10. If The World Should Want For Love
If you buy the Deluxe version, it comes with a second disc of eight live acoustic Tanita classics:
1. My Love
2. Valentine Heart
3. Wonderful Shadow
4. Only The Ones We Love
5. Twist in My Sobriety
6. To Drink the Rainbow
7. Play Me Again
8. Love Is Just a Word
Photos courtesy of Tanita Tikaram
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