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KT Tunstall Announces New Album ‘KIN’ To Be Released September 9th‏

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:
1. Hard Girls
2. Turned A Light On
3. Maybe It’s A Good Thing
4. Evil Eye
5. It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am
6. On My Star
7. Two Way
8. Run On Home
9. KIN
10. Everything Has Its Shape
11. 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.

About RJ Frometa

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