NEW SINGLE / TOUR NEWS : CHLOE FOY – Announces GLASGOW show || Plus, New Single ‘Where Shall We Begin’

CHLOE FOY

ANNOUNCES AUTUMN UK TOUR DATES

RELEASES NEW SINGLE 

‘WHERE SHALL WE BEGIN’ 

TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM 

OUT 11 JUNE 2021

Chloe Foy has shared the title-track from her soon to be released debut album, ‘Where Shall We Begin’. 

Arriving 11 June, the album closes the chapter on a formative period for the Gloucestershire-via-Manchester songwriter. After losing her father to depression, Foy embarked on a ten-year-period where she followed her career path tirelessly whilst also dealing with the internal and external fallout from losing an influential figure so young. 

The title-track is a microcosm of what makes Foy so special. It begins pensively with Foy’s poetry-like lyricism taking centre stage, before swelling into a hair-raising, choral harmony that gleams blindingly and brilliantly bright.

Speaking of the track, Chloe Foy said:

“This song is about the moment that the complexity of life dawns on you. When you lose people you love, you realise life isn’t what you hoped or expected it to be and feel quite betrayed by that.

 “However, it’s also a nod to those who are around to comfort us and who bring us round to the idea that maybe it’ll be ok”.

The new single is coupled with the announcement of a UK Tour this Autumn, which will see Foy taking in a total of 15 Dates throughout October. With tickets on sale now, catch her at the following venues:

UK Tour Dates – October 2021 

October 1st – Dead Wax, Birmingham

October 2nd – The Met, Bury 

October 4th – The Cookie, Leicester 

October 5th – Leaf, Liverpool 

October 6th – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow 

October 7th – The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham 

October 8th – The Dorothy Pax, Sheffield 

October 9th – The Louisiana, Bristol

October 13th – Gullivers, Manchester 

October 14th – Paper Dress Vintage, London 

October 15th – Pound Arts Centre, Corsham 

October 17th – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford 

October 19th – Tunbridge Wells Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells 

October 20th – The Prince Albert, Brighton

October 21st – The Boileroom, Guildford 

Tickets on sale at: https://www.chloefoy.com/live

 Foy first started to attract attention as far back as 2013 when her debut single ‘In The Middle of the Night’ was picked up by BBC Radio 6 and Radio 2. Follow-up singles, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Asylum’, brought huge streaming success – the latter is approaching 8.5 millon Spotify plays – and festival appearances followed soon after – SXSW in 2018, Greenman and Cambridge Folk Festival in 2019. 

Where Shall We Begin’ is the sound of someone who has spent years working away, content to only unleash their first full body of work when they, as an artist, were at their most complete. 

“For me, this album has come out of a decade of hard graft, trying to balance my craft with making a living, whilst taking my time to get it right. All whilst dealing with the fallout of a huge bereavement in my most formative years. I was finding it hard to work out who I was within this new, alien context of losing a parent,” explains Foy.

Inspired by songwriters like Gillian Welch, Edith Piaf and Tyler Ramsay, and producers like Blake Mills and John Congleton, the resulting album revolves around Foy’s spinetingling, pure vocals and her near perfect songwriting. Expect the melodies to lodge in your head for days. Recorded at Pinhole Studios in Manchester, an army of musical collaborators dropped by to lend their embellishments to Foy’s patchwork; viola and harp contributions taking the work to a whole new level. Foy co-produced the record alongside musical collaborator, Harry Fausing Smith, who is also responsible for the string arrangements.

The songs themselves are both incredibly empathetic and self-compassionate. ‘And It Goes’ is about how her mother’s love remained unfaltering even as she came to terms with the loss of her soulmate, while stand-out ‘Work of Art’ is about the warmth created for both songwriter and audience when a community of music lovers come together to spend their evening lost in song. 

It all adds to make up for a soothing and incredibly vulnerable listen. An album that could both rock a baby to sleep, and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, inspire deep self-excavation and existential analysis. The kind of album that doesn’t come around very often. 

“These songs are my most inner and deepest secrets. The kind of things I only express to those closest to me, but for some reason in song, I can be open with the world.”

Album Tracklist

 01 Where Shall We Begin

 02 Deserve 

03 Work Of Art 

04 Evangeline 

05 Asylum 

06 Bones 

07 Shining Star 

08 Left Centred Weight 

09 And It Goes 

10 Square Face 

 

CHLOE FOY – WILL RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM: ‘WHERE SHALL WE BEGIN?’ – OUT 11 JUNE 2021

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