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Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. Imelda May explores a new genre in her latest album

by Ellie Gregory. Published Thu 20 Apr 2017 21:57, last updated: 20/04/17

The iconic Irish rockabilly singer, Imelda May, has released a soulful yet passionate new album called ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood.’ which delivers messages from the heart but with resilience and emotion.

Having released a punchy uptempo album called Tribal in 2014, the year before her 13 year marriage to guitarist Darrel Higham ended, May’s new-style evokes empathy for listeners.

‘Black Tears’, a single from May’s latest album, emphasises a reckless heartbreak when May almost cries out her lyrics: ‘we seemed to have it all, but it’s broken’.

May’s emotions are well rendered, as she belts out incredible notes to almost release her thoughts and feelings, which are captured so well by the accompaniment of legendary musicians Jools Holland (When It’s My Time) and Jeff Beck (Black Tears).

May’s fifth solo album explores a new genre and consists of 11 tracks, all named with references to her love life (Call Me), and with signs of bloodiness (Bad Habit).

A relatable album for anyone who even questions their actions; it can be, and should be, used as a form of therapy for listeners who want to express their emotion but feel trapped.

May has certainly brought alive her experiences in such a beautifully passionate way, and it can be listened to with utter ease.

Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. is out tomorrow April 21st.

Imelda May will be signing copies of her latest album and delivering an instore performance at the Liverpool One HMV store from 17:30 on Tuesday 25th April.

You can follow Imelda May and find more information on buying her latest album on Facebook, @ImeldaMayOffical, and on her website, www.imeldamay.co.uk.



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