Undoubted Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight releases her brand new disco-inspired single ‘Systematic Overload’, taken from her new studio album, The Fifth Chapter – out September 29th on Tag8/BMG.

With a sense of adventure fuelled by her looming landmark birthday, Beverley chose the songs furthest from her usual style and met with their composers to record them. The new single is one of those, following the stunning soul-pop leaning ‘Last One On My Mind’, ‘Systematic Overload’ signals a sonic departure as Beverley veers into glorious uplifting disco-tinged territory, partnering with fast-rising Romanian producer Serban Cazan. Listen HERE

“Systematic Overload is another style departure for me”, explains Beverley. “It’s a colourful, kaleidoscopic sounding modern pop song with the soulful element coming from my vocal and the groove. From the moment I started singing, I was riding the rhythm. I love the tough beats and heavy bass. It’s disco for now, a very different sound for me, but with the high energy I’m used to.”

No stranger to the spotlight, Beverley can do it all. An Olivier award-winning star of the West End stage, Saturday night TV regular on the latest series of Starstruck, and an astounding singer with a prolific music career. She finds herself aged 50, bigger than ever.

Partnering with a wealth of songwriting talent including Diane Warren, Evan Bogart ,Sebastian Kole, Ollie Green and Andrew Roachford, as well as being co-produced with the likes of Jimmy Hogarth, AC Burrell, Mitch Allan & Josh Cohen/DJ Walde, Beverley’s first collection of new music in seven years is a spectacular journey through the inspirations that have defined her incredible career.

Beverley has had several Top 10 albums and sold over a million albums in the UK, with four gold-certified. Her most recent studio album Soulsville went straight into the UK Top 10.

Beverley Knight will take on her biggest ever UK tour to date, which has almost sold out already, performing twenty very special headline dates across the UK throughout October & November, to over 30,000 people. Back together with her live band, expect fun-filled nights where she will perform all of her classic hits, fan favourites along with brand new songs.

“I feel as though I am about to step into a whole new level of wonder because I have come into my power”, concludes Beverley. “My career is not a big shiny billboard poster that gets replaced with the next star in waiting. Mine is a novel, and I just entered the Fifth and most exciting chapter of it.”


17 – Reading Hexagon
18 – Bath Forum
19 – Cardiff St David’s Hall
21 – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
23 – Sheffield City Hall
24 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
16 – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
28 – Gateshead Sage
29 – Northampton Derngate
31 – Leicester De Montfort Hall

02 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
03 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
04 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
06 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
07 – Brighton Dome
09 – York Barbican
10 – Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre
11 – Bournemouth Pavilion
13 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
14 – London Palladium

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