Beth Orton Announces New Album ‘Weather Alive’, Unveils Video for New Song

    Beth Orton has announced a new album titled Weather Alive. Marking the British artist’s first new LP in six years, the follow-up to Kidsticks will be released on September 23 via Partisan. To coincide with the announcement, Orton has shared the album’s title track, alongside a video directed by Eliot Lee Hazel. Check it out below.

    Produced in its entirety by Orton, Weather Alive features collaborations with Alabaster dePlume, Sons of Kemmet/The Smile drummer Tom Skinner, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible’s bassist Tom Herbert. Orton wrote the record on an old piano she saved from Camden Market and produced it from her London home. “This old piano really spoke to me and held an emotional resonance I could explore in a way I wasn’t able to on guitar – a depth, or a voice, I’d never worked to before,” Orton explained in a press release. “For me, the mood and atmosphere were another instrument. They were always consistent.”

    “Through the writing of these songs and the making of this music, I found my way back to the world around me, a way to reach nature and the people I love and care about,” she added. “This record is a sensory exploration that allowed for a connection to a consciousness that I was searching for. Through the resonance of sound and a beaten up old piano I bought in Camden Market while living in a city I had no intention of staying in, I found acceptance and a way of healing.”

    Weather Alive Cover Artwork:

    Weather Alive Tracklist:

    1. Weather Alive
    2. Friday Night
    3. Fractals
    4. Haunted Satellite
    5. Forever Young
    6. Lonely
    7. Arms Around a Memory
    8. Unwritten

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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