Heather just posted a blog entry
announcing the upcoming (October 10th!) release of her new album, The Jasmine Flower
, and well as a list of tour dates.
I have some good news – on October 10th I will be releasing an album of all new material, called "The Jasmine Flower".
I played around a lot over the last 2 years with different sounds and ideas, but in the end I decided I wanted to make my most stark record to date, so I recorded the songs with just me and my guitar. Afterwards we added a string quartet to a few tracks.
I have a home studio here in Bermuda, but when I was ready to put down the tracks, the whole thing started breaking down – first the mixing desk then the computer itself died. I was very "in the zone" to record and didn't want to wait what could be weeks for all new gear to arrive, so I decided it was a lesson in simplicity– I realized I could still record and mix the album on my solar powered laptop. So there you have it – that's all you need to make a great sounding album. Sun and songs.
I think the songs must be good, because most of them make me feel pretty uncomfortable, which is a sign that I have plumbed the depths and dug for truth, no matter how unsettling.
I will also be including a bonus CD - a concert recording from my last tour.
I hope you enjoy the album, and I hope to see you on tour.
Here is the track listing:
OUT ON A LIMB
EVERY SOLDIER IS A MOTHER'S SON
OUT IN NEW MEXICO
LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
IF I SHOULD DIE
FOLLOW ME IN GRACE
And here are my upcoming tour dates...
Oct 13 - Sheperd's Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom
Oct 14 - Ancienne Belgique - Bruxelles, Belgium
Oct 15 - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
Oct 16 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany
Oct 18 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Oct 19 - Gasometer - Vienna, Austria
Oct 20 - Volkshaus - Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 21 - Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
Oct 22 - Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 24 - E-Werk - Koln, Germany
Oct 25 - Oosterport - Groningen, Netherlands
Oct 26 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 27 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Oct 28 - Elysee-Montmartre - Paris, France