Kelly Oliver, an artist we have been tracking since she burst on the scene 18 months ago with the release of her EP Far From Home, is releasing two songs from her as yet unnamed second album as a double A side single on September 26th.
Fatea Magazine is delighted to be the first place to exclusively premiere one of the tracks, Same World.
Kelly's song has been produced by respected artist Stu Hanna and in fact, Same World includes the backing vocals of Megson! The successful award winning singer songwriter, who adds harmonica to many of her songs in addition to guitar, was one of our nominations for Debut Album of the Year for 2014. This Land went on to gain a 4* review from The Telegraph and various other accolades including play on BBC Radio 2's Folk show as well as Bob Harris' Sunday Show. The album was funded by an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK and produced by Lauren Deakin Davies but this next album is funded by the artist herself, produced by a total of three producers and again promoted and released on Folkstock Records.
The other track on the Double A side is 'Rio', produced by Nigel Stonier, who also produced her last single Jericho. All three tracks will be on the next album being released on March 6th. Rio has also got some illustrious backing vocals with none other than Thea Gilmore adding some harmonies to the summery song.
Both songs are being released with a special launch at Gloucestershire's high profile new venue 'The Convent' near Stroud. It will be Kelly's third booking at the venue, and she will be headlining on Sat 24th September.
We look forward to seeing if this release can also gain the ear of the Radio 2 producers and hope that the star continues to rise for the artist whom Bob Harris regards as 'an emerging voice in British Folk'.
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