Today, Eddi Reader has released her latest single, ‘Light is in the Horizon Yet‘ exclusively on Bandcamp. This release comes three years after her last album ‘Starlight‘ was released in 2018. Eddi is joined on ‘Light Is In The Horizon‘ by long-time collaborators and band members, including drummer Roy Dodds (Fairground Attraction), Trashcan Sinatras guitarist John Douglas, songwriter and producer Boo Hewerdine, also on guitar, and Steve Hamilton on piano.
The song is one of a new collection of tracks chosen by Reader from recording sessions for her acclaimed ‘Vagabond‘ and ‘Cavalier‘ albums. Reader penned the new track after uncovering a poem called ‘Do Not Say‘ by Thomas Moore in an old music book that belonged to her great grandfather.
Eddi Reader said: “I recently rediscovered a collection of unreleased songs, and on listening again, I have found they are beautiful tracks that deserve to be heard.”. Speaking about the single, Reader said: “This song is my prayer for us all to realise that while we still have warm blood coursing through our veins, we always have light in our horizons. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get to share it with the world and I’m so pleased I’ve been able to revisit and release this material. It comes, rather appropriately, as I look back on the last 40 years, and how my love of music and sharing it with others has been a constant driving force.”
The album will be available on cd via Reveal Records and your favourite streaming platform, and the single is available today on Bandcamp.
1. Fools Rush In
2. Auld House
3. Mary Skeffington (duet with Charlie Bessa-Reader)
5. Love is Pleasing
6. I’ll String Along With You
7. I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
8. Beneath the Lights of Home
9. Here Come the Weak
10. April Blues
11. I Thought it Was You
12. Light is in the Horizon Yet
This April, Eddi Reader is currently performing on her ’40 Years Live’ tour around Scotland. Tickets to the shows can be bought on her website.
01/04 – Concert Hall, Perth
02/04 – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
03/04– Howden Park Centre, Livingstone
14/04 – Albert Halls, Stirling
15/04 – Memorial Hall, Lanark
16/04 – Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
19/04 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
21/04 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
22/04 – Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell
23/04 – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh