Fast-rising Scarlette Fever, in advance of her UK and European tour this autumn with #1 singer-songwriter Sandi Thom, releases new single ‘Praying For Change’ on September 17.
A collaboration with Metrophonic’s Paul Barry (James Morrison) and produced by Brian Rawlings, it’s a hugely melodic standout ballad with haunting lyrics in the ‘Elated’ mould. It’s set to be the lead track on an EP featuring the live versions of Cheatin’ Man, Single White Female and Looking Glass, from the Steve Lironi sessions which haven’t yet been released.
Kept very busy writing over the last two months with some exciting collaborators, Scarlette also plays at PENN festival 7th July and Smooth Radio Liverpool Docks show on 21st July, before heading USA bound to play for US TV networks and do some more writing with certain under-wraps A-list personnel.
2012 is shaping up nicely, in fact. In April, Scarlette released ‘The Great Expectations’ EP, debuting a new, rawer sound. Lead track ‘Hour Of Sunshine,’ co-written with and produced by Julian Emery (Lissie) was remixed by Cenzo Townshend (Snow Patrol) and complemented by a second, live mix produced by Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi). The EP also contained interpretations by Ash Howes (Texas) of live favourites ‘Cheatin’ Man’ & ‘Good Day’ (both co-written with Andy Wright – Imelda May). Since premiering on NME.com, the video, produced by Dani Jacobs (Moby, Phil Collins/ Texas) has received over 200,000 views on youtube. Check it out HERE
In April Scarlette also made her first trip to the States, to perform two storming gigs at MUSEXPO (alongside the likes of Caro Emerald) and the Worldwide Radio Summit, both in LA. “It was my first jaunt across the pond,” says Scarlette. “Artists like Jessie J, Dido, and Adele have all performed at these showcases before, so you never know…”
Scarlette Fever had a busy 2011, too. ’Debut single ‘Crash & Burn’ sailed straight onto Radio 2’s B-list in January, reaching #2 on the Billboard Breakout Club Chart, and winning praise across the media. Since then, her profile has steadily risen, alongside the further radio playlists (including another Radio 2 B-List for recent single, Elated) and national press acclaim everywhere from big-selling tabloids like Daily Mirror to the influential Popjustice website. She toured with Girls Aloud, performed with Robbie Williams, as well as completing a 20 date support with 80s legends Mike & The Mechanics and an autumn leg with Caro Emerald and Roachford.
AUTUMN TOUR WITH SANDI THOM
Oct 21 Ampere Muffatwerk, Munich, Germany
Oct 22 Hard Rock, Munich Germany
Oct 25 Hard Rock, Berlin
Oct 27 Grunnspan, Hamburg Germany
Oct 31 Paradiso, Amsterdam
1st Nov O2 ACADEMY, London, Islington
6th Nov GATESHEAD, Sage Hall 2
7th Nov WOLVERHAMPTON, Robin 2
9th Nov LIVERPOOL, Erics
10th Nov GLASGOW, King Tut’s
11th Nov ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree
12th Nov EDINBURGH, HMV Picture House
14th Nov MILTON KEYNES, Tha Stables
15th Nov BURY, The Met
Praying For Change is released Sept 2012.
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