Release Date: 11 September 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Nerina Pallot The Sound And The Fury Limited Vinyl LP
The Sound And The Fury, Nerinaís fifth album, is released on September 11th on her own Idaho Records. To describe the album as a departure from its four predecessors is something of an understatement. When Nerina says itís her mid-life crisis album, sheís only half joking. When she says it isnít her happiest collection of songs, she isnít kidding.
The album is as tempestuous as its title suggests. Itís a bold, bluesy, Biblical storm, in turns restless, aggressive and defiant.
Sonically too thereís been a shift. Inspired by Nerina and her producer (and husband) Andy Chatterleyís collective electronic roots itís atmosphere crackles with electronics, space is as vital as sound and textures matter as much as melodies. From the crackling, menacing electro-blues of opener This Is A Drum to spectral, reflective, electro-classical closer The Longest Memory, The Sound And The Fury is as beguiling beautiful as it is disturbingly dark.
Inspired by actual events and the emotions they evoked, The Sound And The Fury is an album of stories, from the city, from inside Nerinaís mind, from weeks spent glued to the news. Itís about love, loss and survival as much as any heartbreak album. Itís about one woman and her fears for her family, but itís also about where the world is at right now and where it will be in the future.
1. There Is A Drum
2. Ain't Got Anything Left
4. If I Had A Girl
5. Boy On The Bus
7. Spirit Walks
8. Big White House
9. The Road
11. Longest Memory