KT Tunstall’s Back and That’s Such a “Good Thing”
There was a time KT Tunstall was considering leaving the music business altogether. Professionally, the “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See” singer/songwriter felt burnt out, and was handed two big personal blows: her father passed away and she got divorced. Longing to get away from it all, she moved to SoCal to search her soul, and pursued a career in writing music for film. But, something happened along the way. She began to feel inspired again, and the result is arguably the best album she’s ever released.
KIN came out last month, and it features uptempo tracks like “Maybe It’s a Good Thing” and the anthemic “Hard Girls.” At the Gibson Showroom in New York City last month, Tunstall performed both songs and sat down for an intimate A-Sides chat. Watch it all below, and jump for joy she never left the music world behind. Oh, and before we start the session, check out our raw, awesome footage of the power pop goddess receiving (and then playing!) her brand new Gibson! All videos filmed by shootmepeter.com.shootmepeter.com.
A-Sides’ “Delve Into Twelve” Countdown
Each week A-Sides unleashes its top 12 tracks of the week AKA the “Delve Into Twelve” based on the following contributing factors: songs I’m playing out that particular week (no matter when they were released — think overlooked songs, unreleased tracks and old favorites), songs various publicists are trying to get me to listen to that I did and dug a bunch, song posts and trends I’ve noticed on my friends’ Facebook walls and, most importantly: what my pre-schooler is currently enjoying thoroughly with an assist from my (almost) toddler.
About A-Sides with Jon Chattman – thisisasides.com :
Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. (Theme song by Blondfire.) Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, James Bay, Jimmy Eat World, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.