releases new album ‘Sun To My Moon’
– out 1 September 2017 on Bohemia Rose Records –
‘hints of the late Sandy Denny – a rare and precious thing indeed’ (bestnewbands.com)
A mesmerising and haunting new album from Lucy Kitchen.
From the opening notes, Sun to My Moon, Lucy Kitchen’s second studio album, takes you on a journey spanning from fragile stripped back confessionals to Americana, to psychedelic-tinged harmony laden anthems.
Featuring a more expansive sound than her previous offerings with full band on a number of songs, plus piano, pedal steel, Hammond and lush strings, Sun to My Moon was recorded mostly at Valley Studios and mastered to tape at Tilehouse Studios. The naturally raw sound is big, yet also intimate – and paints an emotive picture.
In the search for touchstones Lucy is often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton and, vocally, to Sandy Denny – ‘Lucy’s vocal tone has hints of the late Sandy Denny in it – a rare and precious thing indeed’ (bestnewbands.com), but her sound is all her own.
Sun to My Moon opens with the track of the same name, a call for a lover ‘Sun to my moon, rain in my sea, I called out for you, the wind carried you to me’, followed by the crashing, swirling emotion of ‘Searching for Land’. ‘Lovers in Blue’ features stunning strings, and the ethereal ‘Summer Queen’ builds from delicate piano and acoustic guitar to full band and back again. She says of the album “There’s a theme of loss but how, within that, love somehow pulls us through. There’s also I guess for me the vibe that I veer towards the moon – the darker, questioning side and a lot of the songs on the album have come out of a hard couple of years personally but also within that amazing things have happened as a result.”
Since her last album, Waking, Lucy has been in demand as a vocalist, working with a number of electronic music acts to write and record songs that have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag. She’s also performed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury festival.
Sun to My Moon will be released on the 1st September on Bohemia Rose Records and Lucy will play the following UK dates, with more to be added:
17th September, The Brook, Southampton (album launch show – full band)
23rd September, St Peter’s Church, Old Woking
10th November, The Point, Eastleigh
15th December, Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry