Alaskan born singer and songwriter EARL has revealed her brand new single,

 

Alaskan born singer and songwriter EARL has revealed her brand new single, ALL THAT GLITTERS, and confirmed that her new album, TONGUE TIED, will be released on 28 July via BMG Records. The album sees EARL fulfilling her lifelong musical ambition to perform her own inventive brand of jazz, one that is deep rooted within and inspired by her incredibly colourful life and adventure so far.

 

EARL grew up living in a remote gas station and singing gospel in her home town church choir. As a Jazz obsessive since the age of seven, she found idols in pioneering ‘30s jazz performers such as Josephine Baker and Duke Ellington, a beginning that has, by her own admission, shaped her sound to this day.

 

Following moves to various cities searching for ‘that’ sound, and what turned out to be a fortuitous, almost life ending encounter with a speeding van, EARL now resides in North London where her exciting brand of jazz and pop has flourished, collaborating with an enviable array of talent including Paloma Faith and Basement Jaxx as well as the remarkable New Orleans Preservation Jazz Hall Band.

 

Her singles to date have given fans a taste of what to expect from the forthcoming album, and have already received critical praise with three consecutive BBC Radio 2 play listings, alongside the BBC Introducing team championing her unique sound from the start. Her first independently released single was followed by I LOVE YOU and TONGUE TIED, both of which feature on the album. I LOVE YOU is a sultry ballad effortlessly showcasing her stunning voice, and the album title track, TONGUE TIED, released earlier this year, shows the more up-tempo, swing side to her musical cannon.

 

The new EARL single, ALL THAT GLITTERS, is now available to stream and purchase. Inspired by her past collaboration with LANA DEL RAY, it’s a 1930s Doris Day-style romp which samples the muted trumpet hook from the huge 90s number one record Your Woman by White Town.

 

 

Recorded at Wilton Music studios, the session showcases Earl’s vocal prowess and gives a taste of how she and her band’s live sets have been perfected over these past few months spent on the road. She played the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and toured, playing to 50,000 people, throughout March and April with the reborn Rick Astley, including a joyous, mesmerising performance at the London Royal Albert Hall. “An utter milestone for me,” she says, “so prestigious, so historic; and to have the audience sing my songs back to me just sent shivers down my spine.”

 

In May she toured throughout Europe with Bryan Ferry and later this month she reaches another milestone, playing at Glastonbury Festival, followed by appearances at Cornbury Festival in July and then On Blackheath in September.

TONGUE TIED Single

Anchorage, Alaska born singer and songwriter EARL grew up living in a gas station and singing gospel in her local church choir. As a Jazz obsessive since the age of seven, any free time was spent listening to the crackling of classic Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker on her father’s old record player.

 

With a personal journey that could easily have been made up by a Hollywood screenwriter, EARL’s incredibly colourful formative years have, by her own admission, shaped her creative streak to this day. Following moves to various cities searching for ‘that’ sound, and what turned out to be a fortuitous, almost life ending encounter with a speeding van, EARL now resides in North London and is fulfilling her lifelong musical ambition to perform her own inventive brand of Jazz as she records her brand new album, collaborating with an enviable array of talent including Paloma Faith and Basement Jaxx as well as the remarkable New Orleans Preservation Jazz Hall Band.

 

With the BBC Introducing team championing her unique sound from the start, EARL saw her first independent single play listed at Radio 2, with the follow-up, I LOVE YOU – through new label BMG Records – turning into a game changer; leading to a second Radio 2 playlist and a spellbinding Maida Vale Session for the broadcaster.

 

EARL’s new single, taken from her forthcoming debut album, will be TONGUE TIED, which showcases a more up-tempo, syncopated swing side to her musical cannon, utilising an instantly recognisable sample by Professor Bobo and Bosko Slim. The video for TONGUE TIED continues her love of the era, set in a prohibition style Speakeasy which swiftly switches to a more sedate Bingo Hall when raided by the police looking for illicit activity.

 

 

 

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