KT TUNSTALL Premieres The Music Video Of Her Acoustic Band Jam Version of, “Human Being”
Off her new album, 'Wax'
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Brit and Ivor Novello Award-winning artist KT Tunstall is thrilled to share her music video for the Acoustic Band Jam version of “Human Being.” This past year, KT released her 6th studio album “WAX,” out now via Rostrum Records. “WAX,”landed at #30 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and the single “The River” sits at #21 on Billboard’s AAA Songs Chart.
“WAX,” was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multimillion selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). “WAX” also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon producer/ mentor Angelo Petraglia. Along with drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr and guitar from longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, KT can be heard on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.
Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album KIN, “WAX” is the 2nd of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality. As KT describes “I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record. It had to be visceral, about the physical, and the obstacles of that. It’s a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as ‘flaws’. Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playing records were made of”, she explains, “but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head”.
In support of her new music, KT has spent last year and this year touring worldwide. See all tour dates below.
KT Tunstall emerged in 2004 with ‘Eye To The Telescope’. She has released four critically acclaimed albums since and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album ’KIN’, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Charts.
Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was also chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multi million selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single “I Won’t Back Down” with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.