NEW UK TOUR STARTING AUGUST 2ND
Hot off the heels of recent single, ‘Back To This Moment’ – legendary singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with another new track, ‘Love,’ out now two weeks before the start of her new UK tour on August 2nd.
This new release comes in the shape of a stunning rendition of ‘Love’, originally written and performed by US artist Sara Groves. In her interpretation, Beth’s vocals are powerful and heartfelt as the song swells with gorgeous instrumentation. This is an intimate version of the track, as Beth sings each line with a multitude of emotions that reaches deep within.
“The simplicity and elegance melodically and lyrically of this song is so powerful to me” says Beth. “It is a song about resilience which seems to be a theme for me in my songwriting as I work through stuff and try to make sense of it all. “Love” feels like it was written for me to sing, especially during these days of healing not only my grief, but as a part of all humanity in a time of collective grief. There’s nothing more powerful than a song that touches deeply into well of our experiences of sadness and loss, but also carries within it the light of hope as this song does.”
And don’t miss the understated but powerful music video, shot and directed by Scot Sax – Watch here.
“We didn’t have a particular detailed concept in mind” says Beth on the video. “Except that I just wanted the strength and the elegance of the song to breathe so I knew that I wanted to keep it simple. I love how it keeps the song the focus with just a few flashes of imagery. This is a song that I have been holding in my heart for many years written by Sara Groves and many times over the last decade I would find myself drawn over to a corner somewhere, playing a piano, and singing it like an old friend.”
These surprise new singles from Beth are all part of the lead up to her new UK tour which kicks off in Lyme Regis on August 2nd.
Tickets available here.
Full dates as follows:
2nd August – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
3rd August – Acapela Studio, Cardiff
4th August – Nell’s, London
6th August – Underneath the Stars Festival, Cawthorne, Yorkshire
8th August – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Last year saw Beth release her latest album CrazyTown, an album that charted at Number One on the Official UK Country Chart. The record won press support from Record Collector, The Independent, Maverick, AmericanaUK andRnR Magazine among many other titles, while receiving radio coverage from Ken Bruce and Bob Harris on their respective shows on BBC Radio 2, as well as BBC Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. Following the album’s release, Beth embarked on a 22-date tour of the UK, receiving glowing reviews for her performances from Louder Than War, God Is In The TV and The Arts Desk.
Beth Nielsen Chapman is an artist with many accolades to her name: mega-hit ‘This Kiss’, sung by Faith Hill, was ASCAP’s 1999 Song of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’s 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Beth also received a special award by The Alabama Music Hall of Fame and was the recipient of The Distinguished Artist Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2009 and in October of 2016, Beth was inducted into theSongwriter’s Hall of Fame, one she considers to be the highest honour she’s ever received. In 2019 Beth was invited to become an Ambassador for the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation.
Recently Beth’s collaboration with her friend Olivia Newton John was included on ‘Olivia – Just The Two of Us’ – a special collection released to celebrate Olivia’s career. Their song Stone In My Pocket, which originally appeared on 2016’s ‘Liv On’– Olivia’s album with Beth and Amy Sky – is part of 17-track album celebrating Olivia’s duets. Other artists featured include Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Barry Gibb, John Travolta, Sir Cliff Richard and more.
LISTEN TO THE NEW SINGLE ‘LOVE’ HERE
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