Ladyhawke (‘Pip’ Brown) will release her hotly anticipated new album Time Flies this Friday, November 19 on BMG.
Time Flies fuses intimate subject matter such as motherhood, mental health, postnatal depression & recovering from a serious skin cancer condition, with upbeat guitar-led rock and irresistibly catchy electronic elements. “I am so happy, and relieved, and feeling all the feelings that Time Flies is finally coming out this Friday,” shares Pip. “Burnished in the flames of 2020+2021 – this album means so very much to me, and I can’t wait for you to listen, and dance in your living room (or cry). Let it be the catharsis for you that it was for me.”
To celebrate the release of the album Ladyhawke released the new song and video for “My Love.”
“My Love” which Ladyhawke describes as “the feeling of being taken for granted, not listened to, ignored, and how that sort of love can fuel a fire inside.” Shot in two separate corners of the world (8,819.55 miles apart!), the emotionally intimate music video was directed by Anthony Caronna in NYC and choreographed by Madeleine Sami in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Natalie Imbruglia has announced her forthcoming new album, Firebird, set for release on September 24 via BMG. Alongside the announcement, Natalie has shared the first single taken from the album, the instantly catchy “Build It Better”, accompanied by the single’s official video.
New album ‘Firebird’ was written in an array of international locations alongside Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, KT Tunstall, Eg White (Adele, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith), Luke Fitton (Little Mix, Girls Aloud), Fiona Bevan (One Direction, Ed Sheeran), Rachel Furner (Little Mix, Jason Derulo, Craig David) and more, touching on themes of independence, vulnerability, the juxtaposition of strength and fragility, revealing Natalie’s newfound sense of confidence.
In contrast, the album was almost entirely recorded in lockdown, produced remotely by Natalie and My Riot with additional production from Albert Hammond Jr, Gus Oberg (The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jnr) and Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers).
Discussing the album, Natalie says “Making this album has been such a profound and satisfying experience. Having gone through a long period of what essentially was writer’s block, it was sometimes hard to envisage getting to this place. Before the pandemic, I started the process of writing this album in London and soon after, I headed to Nashville. With each session and new collaborator, I started to gain confidence, find my voice again, and craft the sound and style that felt authentic to me. It’s been such a privilege to work with such an array of talent on Firebird. I just can’t wait for people to finally hear it.”
New single “Build It Better” is the first to be lifted from the forthcoming ‘Firebird’. Though unintentional, it could be about a world recovering from a pandemic. Natalie describes the single as “surrendering to the chaos and seeing what’s on the other side of it is a good life lesson. Letting something fall apart, and being okay with that, is something that I have had to do in my life, numerous times, but especially moving into this record and becoming a mum. So I’m really excited about that song, and about the video, which is total escapist fun – the world needs that right now.”