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Skye (of Morcheeba)
Morcheeba frontwoman Skye returns this Autumn with her stunning new solo record ‘Back To Now’. With production credits coming from Grammy Award winner Stephen Fitzmaurice (Paloma Faith, Metronomy and Professor Green), it’s to be released through PIAS on 29th October, and will be accompanied by an exclusive performance at London’s intimate Bush Hall on 1st November.
With Morcheeba, Skye sold over 6 million albums and after a 7 year break in 2003, she returned to the band and they completed a successful 18 month tour around Europe, America, Canada & South America. Skye then started to write for her third solo album with longtime collaborator and husband Steve Gordon.
Undoubtedly her most provocative release to date, we hear a much bolder, buoyant sound with sonic layering, driving retro-futurist beats and the quirky voices of old synthesisers. Skye says "We took a different approach when it came to the songwriting and started with beats and loops instead of a guitar or piano.”
This pivotal work fine-tunes the music that we heard before on Skye's 2006 debut 'Mind How You Go' and her 2nd solo album 'Keeping Secrets', released in 2009. 'Back To Now' signals a new direction, with ingenious tracks and flawless arrangements that lend gravitas. You can't help but fall in love with Skye’s mesmerising charisma.