The Scottish-born singer/songwriter, KT Tunstall, is on the verge of releasing her sixth studio album, and the second of release of a trilogy of albums that investigates the concepts of spirit, body and mind. The impending release, WAX, focuses on the body, with KIN – the first of the three – being about spirit. The yet unnamed third installment is linked the mind.
“I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record,” KT Tunstall said. “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, but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head”.
In advance of the new record, the Los Angeles-based artist has released the debut single, “The River”, that is abuzz with stinging guitars and her signature vocals that are rich and full of life. The track is about drowning the negativity and washing away the heartache by connecting with the natural world. As KT Tunstall explained, “It’s about wanting to escape the madness in the world, escaping bad relationships, and wanting to be washed clean – emancipation through nature”.
There is nothing that is left wanting on this track. It is heartfelt and relatable and is laced with energy and an uplifting motif. Honestly, should we expect anything less from the veteran musician? She is a true professional that knows what she wants and goes after it. It has served her for almost two decades.
The upcoming album, WAX, will be available on October 5, 2018, but check out the brand new single, “The River”, by KT Tunstall on Spotify below. You can also pick up the single on iTunes and do not forget to pre-order the new album on all major streaming services: HERE.
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