Keto's most complete work to date is announced in the form of her eagerly anticipated debut album, Blackened Pool, due for release 29th October. The first single, ‘Always’, shared today, will be available on all digital streaming platforms from 10th September and is accompanied by a beautiful animation created by Daniel Smedley. ‘Always’ is a delicate song riddled with thought and ambiguity - a reoccurring trait within Keto’s song writing.
Recorded in the eerily serene setting of the Outer Hebrides with support from the PRS Foundation, Blackened Pool is a collection of incredibly dark, minimalist songs, with dreamy backdrops.
Detuned nylon string guitar and distinctive vocals recorded singularly on one mic form the bedrock of these tracks. Add, then, sparse piano, violin, electric guitars, swirling melodies, textures and
percussion then listen as these songs rise and fall between the sublime, where bleakness and enduring hopefulness collide.
This year Keto went on a full UK and Ireland tour supporting critically acclaimed songwriter, Simone Felice (Three Billboards..), performed at the renowned Southbank Centre, and has performed at Green Man festival '18 and Moseley Folk Festival.
In October Keto will be embarking on her own tour of intimate venues throughout the month and through November with more to be announced.
28th October - TBA, Nottingham
23rd November - Sheffield
24th November - TBA, Nottingham
29th November - Gullivers, Manchester