After parting company with her record label, Flying Sparks, two of her immediate family battling serious illnesses, splitting up with her partner of seven years and being diagnosed with clinical depression, you've gotta feel sorry for Thea Gilmore.
But fear not! The singer described as “the most provocative songwriter to emerge from England in years” is back with her follow up album to 2003's acclaimed Avalanche, entitled Harpo's Ghost, which is due to be released on the 21st of August on Sanctury Records. Using her experiences over the past two and half years, the singer has put together an album of haunting tracks covering life, love, sex, politics and wars (oh dear, not another one). But don't let that put you off… her ethereal vocals and insightful lyrics together create an album that not only has staying power, but sets her apart from the recent trend of female singer-songwriters currently in vogue.
To celebrate the launch of the new album, Sanctury Records are giving away a free download for your listening enjoyment.
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