Fans of legendary singer-songwriter, Beth Orton will be delighted to hear that the she has just released a new track ‘Weather Alive’ which is the first release off her seventh studio album, ‘Weather Alive’ – set for release on 23rd September 2022 via Partisan Records.
Beth Orton is one of the UK’s most unique and beguiling voices. She has been active for nearly thirty years and has collaborated with The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and William Orbit. Orton defies categorisation with her music veering from folk to dark experimentalism. Out of the studio, she’s shared the stage and mic with the likes of Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Sinead O’Connor, Flaming Lips and Beck. Orton has won a BRIT Award and has been nominated for the Mercury Prize twice.
Orton recorded and produced ‘Weather Alive’ at her home studio, collaborating with The Smile’s drummer Tom Skinner, Mancunian jazz star Alabaster dePlume, multi-instrumentalist/composed Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible’s bassist Tom Herbert.
The new song is sublimely beautiful with Orton’s fragile vocals floating over synths and sparse keyboards. The accompanying video is an absolutely perfect visual representation of the song with its ghostly images of Orton juxtaposed against enormous trees and a wide expanse of sea.
Beth Orton heads out on tour of Europe and the UK in support of Alanis Morissette this month, ahead of a handful of festival appearances throughout the European summer.
Beth Orton – ‘Weather Alive’
Out Friday 23 September 2002
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