Thursday, October 03, 2013

KT Tunstall: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon

"Scottish singer-songwriter made her latest album in Arizona, of all places. Working with musician and producer Howe Gelb, she recorded the first six songs in the spring of 2012, and the last six in November. But a lot changed for Tunstall in the months between.
'I lost my father. He was a Parkinson's sufferer, but he was taken a little early due to an accident — so although he was declining, it was still quite unexpected,' Tunstall says.
The singer's 10-year relationship with her husband ended that summer as well. Though she says she'd found her way back to positivity by the time she returned to Arizona, the shake-ups in her life had a profound effect on how the later songs sounded — and caused the earlier ones to take on some new meaning.'Songs can have a very weird, precognitive nature to them where they're almost fortune telling for you, and at the time of writing you don't know what they mean,' she says. 'Then a few months later, you're like, "Oh, okay. This is what it means." It's like your subconscious is ahead of you'" ("Heartache Gives KT Tunstall's New Album a Split Personality," Weekend Edition Sunday, 8/4/13).

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