Portishead’s Beth Gibbons has announced her debut solo album, ‘Lives Outgrown’ and has dropped a single and video. Check out ‘Floating On A Moment’ below.
Slated for release 17th May, ‘Lives Outgrown’ will feature 10 tracks recorded over the span of a decade. The record was produced by James Ford, who has worked with Arctic Monkeys and Depeche Mode, as well as Beth Gibbons herself, with additional production by Lee Harris from Talk Talk.
According to the press release, the album is Gibbons’ most personal work to date – the result of a period of reflection and change. Speaking on the release, Gibbons said: “I realised what life was like with no hope. And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.”
‘Lives Outgrown’ will be available in multiple formats, including Standard LP, Deluxe LP, Standard CD, and Deluxe CD. Purchases made through DominoMart and bethgibbons.net will come with a signed postcard.D
The video for ‘Floating On A Moment’ was directed by the multimedia artist Tony Oursler, whose previous work included David Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’. The video shows Beth singing through various shifting psychedelic scenes.
The announcement follows Beth Gibbon’s cover of Joy Division and David Bowie, which she recorded with the Afghan girl band the Miraculous Love Kids last year. The acoustic remake fused two classic tracks, collaborating with the group formed by US activist and musician Lanny Cordola, comprising musicians who fled Afghanistan for Islamabad, Pakistan. You can watch the remake here.
Gibbons will embark on a tour across Europe later this year. The tour kicks off on the 27th of May at La Salle Pleyel in Paris, followed by performances in Zürich, Barcelona, Lyon, Berlin, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Brussels, London, and Manchester, concluding 11th June at Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Watch the music video for ‘Floating On A Moment’ below.