California-country singer-songwriter Alice Wallace’s new album Into the Blue has its UK release on July 26. Also announced are UK tour dates in October.
Watch video for leading track “The Blue” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAjqZDUc2Eo&feature=youtu.be
Lyrically, the heart of the album is The Blue. Its lines provide the album title Into the Blue and describe Wallace’s journey to “get over my fears and go for the thing I love the most.” The emotional feel of The Blue is heightened by exquisite layered harmonies from Wallace’s father, mother, and brother.
Alice Wallace is on tour in October:
Weds 2 October – Grateful Fred’s, Southport
Fri 4 October – Victoria Hall, Settle
Sat 5 October – Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
Sun 6 October – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Tues 8 October – The Running Horse, Nottingham
Weds 9 October – The Hawth, Crawley
Thurs 10 October – Isis Farmhouse, Oxford
Fri 11 October – The Islington, London
Sun 13 October – Chapel Arts, Bath
Into the Blue represents Wallace’s evolution as a recording artist, showcasing her growth as a songwriter as she embraces a fuller sound, backed by some of Americana’s most distinctive players. Co-produced by Steve Berns and her US label Rebelle Road Records’s studio veteran, songwriter and musician KP Hawthorn, the album is brimming with soul. The formidable rhythm section, including drummer Jay Bellerose (Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Aimee Mann) and bassist Jennifer Condos (Jackson Browne, Graham Nash), underpins instrumentation ranging from Tom Bremer’s crunchy electric guitar to Kaitlin Wolfberg’s lush string arrangements to keys and pedal steel from Jeremy Long (Sam Outlaw).
Having spent the past six years writing songs and touring the nation – from AMERICANAFEST® to county fairs, barrooms to coffeehouses – Alice Wallace is ready to break out. “It takes bravery to “sail away ‘into the blue’ and grab it,” she says. “It took me until about six years ago to finally take the plunge, quit my job and go for it. I haven’t looked back since.”