At least, a sort-of new album. To be precise, it's going to be a reworking of some of her old tracks, taken from her "Sensual World" and "Red Shoes" albums. Here's the blurb:
On "Director's Cut" Kate revisits a selection of tracks from her albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, a process that presents a fascinating portrait of an artist in a constant state of evolution. She has re-recorded some elements whilst keeping the best musical performances of each song – making it something of a director’s cut but in sound, not vision.
Sounds interesting. And a single, "Deeper Understanding", is due for release in May. Here it is!
Actually I have to say, I'm not entirely crazy about this re-interpretation - the chorus in particular, which is way too vocodery-robot - presumably in a bid to fit in with the virtual communication theme of the song and give it a more contemporary feel. I preferred the "straight singing" of the original, which was more soulful. But I think it still might grow on me...
As for the other tracks on the forthcoming long-player, they be as follows, me hearties:
Flower of the Mountain (previously ‘The Sensual World’)
Song of Solomon
This Woman’s Work
Moments of Pleasure
Never Be Mine
Top of The City
And So Is Love
...Which all sounds promising stuff! Due out on May 11th....and apparently Kate is working on some "real" new material too!
PS Don't you just love the "Kate as mad director splicing up the film" piccie?!