Imelda May has released a wonderful live video, shot at Maida Vale studios for recent single ‘Black Tears’.
The black and white video showcases May’s vocal range and raw emotion she has put into all of her music. ‘Black Tears’ is the second single from her forthcoming fifth studio record, entitled, Live Love Fresh Blood to be released on Decca Records on April 7th. The single has already caught the ears of music legends like Jeff Beck and Jools Holland, and making her impact in the US by getting the attention of major publication Billboard Magazine.
The album marks a new direction for May who, in the time since her 2014 release Tribal, ended her marriage of eighteen years. May’s new sound blends a range of genres and creates something unique to her and the emotion of the record. The singer herself describes the record as her most “honest” yet. Imelda’s life changed considerably in the run up to recording, and this is documented in the only way she knew how. “It’s therapy, like keeping a diary that a lot of people read. Some of my favorite songs don’t say much, but they reveal everything.” Imelda explains.
Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson. Her previous album ‘Tribal’ debuted at #1 in Ireland and #3 in the UK.
Along with all this excitement, Imelda has also announced her extensive 2017 UK Headline Tour in May, including a night at The London Palladium. Find tickets here.
04/05 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
05/05 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
06/05 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
08/05 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
09/05 – G Live, Guildford
11/05 – Hexagon, Reading
12/05 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
13/05 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
15/05 – Philharmonic, Liverpool
16/05 – Barbican, York
18/05 – London Palladium
19/05 – Colston Hall, Bristol
20/05 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
22/05 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
23/05 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
24/05 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
26/05 – The Sage, Gateshead
27/05 – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
29/05 – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
30/05 – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
31/05 – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin