Katie Melua releases her new single ‘Quiet Moves’, the third single from her forthcoming ninth studio album Love & Money, out 24th March via BMG. Katie, who has amassed 56 platinum certifications and 8 consecutive UK top 10 albums over her glittering 20 year career, announced the album in January with single ‘Golden Record’, and heads off on her UK & EU tour in April & May, which includes a landmark show at The Royal Albert Hall in London on the 16th May.
Inspired by the feeling of watching her partner dance for the first time, ‘Quiet Moves’ is blissfully at ease with itself. Its sun-dappled shuffle and intimate lyrics find Melua exploring the space between her own natural reticence and her partner’s effortless unselfconsciousness – a trait she tried to emulate whilst writing new album Love & Money.
Speaking on the track, Katie explains: “The idea was to create a feeling of effortlessness and ease when the listener plays this album. But how do you do that when my usual method of working can sometimes feel like taking blood out of a stone, where everything else is sacrificed. As we all know, process influences the final sensibility of the work, so if I was to embark on making a Blue-Sky record, a happy record implied that I had to lighten my approach. Not just to record making but to life in general.
Is it possible to make a great record without sacrificing everything else for that entire period? I had to try, cause working at a relationship was something I needed to do. The strength of feeling made it easy though. How my partner is, both the serious him and the relaxed him, and the kind of atmosphere that’s around him. Just being in each other’s zones feels good.”
From whichever point you last picked up the story, there’s perhaps no better time to behold the evolution of Katie Melua as a singer-songwriter than in the songs that make up Love & Money. The album will be available digitally, on vinyl and standard & deluxe CD formats. The deluxe CD includes 4 bonus tracks including a stunning duet with German recording artist Philipp Poisel.
Love & Money 2023 UK Tour Dates
May 2 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
May 3 Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
May 5 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
May 6 Sage, Gateshead
May 8 Barbican, York
May 9 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
May 11 Forum, Bath
May 12 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
May 14 Philharmonic, Liverpool
May 15 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
May 16 Royal Albert Hall, London
May 18 G Live, Guilford
May 19 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
May 20 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester