Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will perform in Shetland in August as part of a Highlands and Islands tour, to coincide with the launch of her new album.
Scotland-born but now based in Los Angeles-based, Tunstall’s fifth full-length studio album will be released this autumn on Virgin Records UK.
She said: “It’s rambunctious, anti-slick, pro-wild, psychedelic emotional pop. I’m allowing these songs to misbehave while still staying rooted in traditional songwriting.
“I feel I’ve finally cut myself free from a disempowering, disabling search for approval which has been heavy baggage for me for a long, long time.
“It’s a return to a sort of innocence. I’m being honest, and I’m having a load of fun.”
Tunstall is well known for songs such as Black Horse & The Cherry Tree, Suddenly I See, Hold On, Saving My Face and many more. She said her latest music was influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and more recent artists such as Tame Impala and Devendra Banhart. Californian psychedelica and widescreen coastal pop melodies have found their way into her own repertoire.
She has also penned songs for films such as Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, Winter’s Tale for Warner Brothers, and the soon-to-be-released About Ray.
Now, Tunstall says she begins the brightest phase of her journey yet.
She added: “My fans have been so brilliantly loyal. They want the truth. They’re not interested in some bullshit puppet dancing around pretending that life is a movie, they want something real.
“They want good songs. They want joy. They want to feel. That’s what I’m giving them on this album.”
Tunstall will be appearing at Mareel in Lerwick on Tuesday 23rd August.