Mel Parsons has confirmed a November 30 release date for her fourth studio album Glass Heart.
In addition, the award-winning singer-songwriter has also shared a new song from the album entitled ‘Blame’ and announced a three date tour to support the record’s release.
As previously reported, the 10-track Glass Heart was recorded in Los Angeles with celebrated US producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello) and features a top notch lineup of US-based musicians, including bass player Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia), guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones) and drummer Ted Poor (Andrew Bird), plus Froom himself on keyboards.
Acccording to Parsons, the new album finds her exploring a darker, fuller sound. The first single to be released from Glass Heart was ‘I Got The Lonely’ which was inspired in part by the late Tom Petty’; of the new single ‘Blame’, she adds: “It is confronting and comforting at the same time… it’s a really sad song, maybe one of the darkest I’ve written.”
To support the release of Glass Heart, Parsons and her regular touring band will play Meow in Wellington on December 5; Anthology Lounge in Auckland (December 6) and LAF in Christchurch (December 8).