A gloriously cinematic exploration of love, with lyrics written by Katie Melua, and production by Leo Abrahams – ‘A LOVE LIKE THAT’ is a true tour-de-force of artistic and lyrical maturity.
This is songcraft at its finest, with Melua’s faultless performance completely inhabiting the song, and the musical presentation and arrangements expertly executed by Abrahams, co-composer Sam Dixon, and mixers Cameron Craig and Luke Potashnick. The full cast of exceptional musicians on this track also includes drummer Emre Ramazanoglu, flautist Jack Pinter, and The Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra.
The video for ‘A Love Like That’ is the first in a series of stunning visuals Melua has collaborated on with the award-winning director Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Kasabian) and featuring Billy Howle (Star Wars, Dunkirk, Outlaw King).
The single is the first to be taken from Melua’s forthcoming studio album Album No. 8, a record that represents the culmination of a prolonged period of musical rediscovery for the 35-year-old. The lyrics, her most personal yet, see her attempting to reconcile the knotty complexities of real-life love to its fairytale counterpart. Elsewhere, Melua draws from the vernacular of folk songs to evoke a sense of magic-hour wonder mirrored by string arrangements whose depth and movement evoke Charles Stepney’s work with Rotary Connection and Ramsey Lewis. What results is her most cohesive and assured album to date.
Katie Melua is one of Britain’s most successful musical artists, having received over 56 platinum awards. The 35-year old is originally from Tbilisi, Georgia and moved to the UK aged 8. Her voice carries extraordinary qualities of clarity, emotional depth, and richness of tone that have been her trademarks since she released her debut album Call Off The Search when she was only 19 years old. Melua has released 7 top 10 studio albums – Call Off The Search, Piece By Piece, Pictures, The House, Secret Symphony, Ketevan and, most recently, 2016’s self- produced, critically acclaimed In Winter (she and Kate Bush remain the only two British female artists in history to achieve this).
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