Video: Beth Orton “Weather Alive”

Mood and atmosphere. Beth Orton’s unmistakable voice sounds the way the images in her new video for ‘Weather Alive’ look; gauzy, melancholy, and evocative. Muted colours reminiscent of super 8 footage from the 70’s are the perfect accompaniment to this dreamy meditation.  This is the first single from a new album also titled ‘Weather Alive’ that is due on September 23rd, 2022. This is not a short pop nugget but a seven minute journey into emotion.

Written on an old piano she saved from Camden Market and produced in her home studio in London she is joined by  The Smile’s drummer Tom Skinner, Mancunian jazz star Alabaster dePlume, multi-instrumentalist/composed Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible’s bassist Tom Herbert. As individual artists, they each know the importance and sheer power of letting music breathe and creating a sense of space, which this record positively revels in. Written on a battered old piano she saved from Camden Market, ‘Weather Alive’ could prove to be another career-defining record.

Ahead of the release, Beth Orton will be heading out on a tour of Europe and the UK in support of Alanis Morissette alongside a handful of festival appearances throughout the Summer. She then takes ‘Weather Alive’ out on the road for headlining shows in October across the UK/Ireland.


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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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