Understudy, released on May 27th by Reveal Records, finds acclaimed songwriter Boo Hewerdine in reflective mood with a fatalistic yet joyful narrative running throughout the lyrics. Twelve new songs about these times (individually and globally) written at home in Glasgow and recorded in East Anglia with long term producer Chris Pepper.
The new album is one of his finest to date in a career that now spans over forty years and has seen Hewerdine write and collaborate with the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Kathryn Williams, Eddi Reader and Lady Nade.
Boo says.. ‘We’ve all been going through the strangest time. This album was written in my Glasgow flat. I was unable to visit my dad in his care home. But we would talk every day. I turned 60 (I’m 25 in real life). I lost dad. I fell in love with my home life. I rediscovered the joy of writing all the time. I made new remote friends. This album is reflection of this strange time. It is a record.’
Artist’s website: https://boohewerdine.net/
6 April – Otterton Mill, Devon
7 April – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
8 May – Tredegar Folk Festival, Wales
12 May – The Musician, Leicester
19 May – Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight
20 May – Alne Music Club, Easingwold, York
21 May – Stoller Hall, Manchester
22 May – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
26 May – Cottiers, Glasgow
27 May – Launderette Sessions, Durham
28 May – Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
2 June – Junction, Cambridge
4 June – The Railway Inn, Winchester
11 June – The Lemon Tree, Keighley
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