Beth Orton Brings Live Weather to LA: Brit “Folktronica” artist Beth Orton has been something of an underground icon since her majestic 1996 breakthrough album Trailer Park. She released a new one this year, Weather Alive, her first in six years. Look forward to this tracks in L.A.
According to a press release, “Surrounded by an ensemble of trusted musicians —drummer Tom Skinner, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, bassist Tom Herbert and saxophonist Alabaster dePlume—Weather Alive is the first album to arrive after the passing of two of Orton‘s closest musical compatriots Andrew Weatherall and Hal Willner as well as after period of incorrectly diagnosed health issues for Orton, who soon found that newfound clarity could be as disempowering as the previously unanswered questions about her well-being.”
The “Forever Young” single was released earlier in the year, alongside a video directed by Stephen Ellcock.
“”Beth originally had the idea of looking at women as mystics and witchcraft as a form of spiritual connection rather than evil,” said Ellcock in a statement. “Running with this, we wanted to make something that took you on a journey both cosmic and macrocosmic, from outer to inner space and back again. A kaleidoscope of archetypal imagery and shifting perspectives seen through a miraculous scrying glass, it subverts stereotypes whilst celebrating the power of intuition and the persistence of hope and magic in a treacherous universe.”
Beth Orton Brings Live Weather to LA: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 at the Teragram Ballroom.
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