British singer-songwriter and double Grammy-winner Corinne Bailey Rae has released this new song and video, ‘Been To The Moon,’ as the lead track from her forthcoming third album The Heart Speaks In Whispers. The set will be released by Virgin EMI on 13 May.
The jazz-inflected, upbeat number was written by the artist and Steve Brown with Paris and Amber Strother from the Los Angeles band KING. It was recorded at the famous Studio A of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. If you’re wondering where in the world the moonscape-style video, shot by Favourite Colour: Black, could have been filmed, it was among the volcanic panoramas of Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco.
‘Been To The Moon’ is available now on all streaming services and serves as a bold reintroduction to Bailey Rae’s unique musicianship. The Heart Speaks In Whispers is her first album since The Sea in early 2010, itself the follow-up to her self-titled, multi-platinum chart-topping debut release from 2006.
The new album was recorded both in Corinne’s home studio in Leeds and in Los Angeles. Guests on the set include fellow Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding, who has just returned in her own right with Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution. Bailey Rae’s release also features such acclaimed players as Pino Palladino, James Gadson, Marcus Miller and Moses Sumney.
Corinne will play UK shows in London and Leeds in April, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on May 1 and then further festivals in late spring and early summer. Dates are on her Facebook page here.