KT Tunstall returns with an explosive 11 track collection of songs on her fifth studio album KIN to be released September 9th on Caroline Records.
The album will be available for pre-order at all participating retailers, here.
Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music: “As an artist I feel like I died,” she says. “I stopped. I gave up. I didn’t want to do it anymore.” She put her stuff in storage and bought a little house in Venice Beach, California and enrolled in the Sundance Institute’s elite Film Composers Lab. It was a turning point in her life. Two years later KIN was born. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums, Air, M83 and more), and written and recorded by KT in LA, it exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. “The truth is, I’ve finally made peace with being a pop songwriter,” KT says. “This record was very much embracing my dharma as an artist, which is to write positive songs that have muscle, but also show their vulnerability.” It has been over ten years since KT released her multi-platinum debut, Eye To The Telescope, and in KIN, KT sees its full bodied and blooded follow up. The album’s new focused sound is exemplified by the teaser track ‘Evil Eye’; a stripped back, primal rock ‘n’ roll track that seeded the whole record. The album’s lead single ‘Maybe It’s A Good Thing’ shows KT in top form: a moment in life captured in a bright, powerful pop song with an irresistible and unforgettable melody. The diverse collection also includes a duet with KT fan James Bay, the raucous rebellion of ‘It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am’, ‘Run On Home’, the call to arms of ‘Hard Girls’, and the beautiful album closer ‘Love Is An Ocean’.
Amazon will have limited signed copies of KIN available while supplies last. In addition, Barnes & Noble will have an exclusive, limited edition colored vinyl version of KIN, again while supplies last.
KT has released five albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), KT Tunstall’s Acoustic Extravaganza (2006), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010) and Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013). Her music has also figured prominently in film and television including The Devil Wear’s Prada, Grey’s Anatomy, Winter’s Tale and many more. She has won a BRIT Award, an Ivor Novello Award and earned both Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations.
KIN full track listing:
- Hard Girls
- Turned A Light On
- Maybe It’s A Good Thing
- Evil Eye
- It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am
- On My Star
- Two Way
- Run On Home
- Everything Has Its Shape
- Love Is An Ocean
US Tour Dates
|September 14||Lincoln Theatre||Washington, DC|
|September 15||Danforth Music Hall||Toronto, ONT|
|September 17||Royale||Boston, MA|
|September 18||Theatre of Living Arts||Philadelphia, PA|
|September 19||Irving Plaza||New York, NY|
|September 21||House of Blues||Chicago, IL|
|September 22||The Vogue||Indianapolis, IN|
|September 23||Barrymore Theatre||Madison, WI|
|September 24||Fine Line Music Cafe||Minneapolis, MN|
|September 27||The Crocodile||Seattle, WA|
|September 28||Wonder Ballroom||Portland, OR|
|September 29||Commodore Ballroom||Vancouver, BC|
|October 2||House of Blues||San Diego, CA|
|October 3||The Fonda Theatre||Los Angeles, CA|
Tickets on sale now at kttunstall.com/live