Katie Melua is back with a brand new music video!
It’s been four years since the Georgian-British artist released her previous album, In Winter. Now, Katie’s back with a new music video for her latest single, ‘Your Longing Has Gone’, a beautifully bittersweet song about the end of a romance, arranged by Leo Abrahams and featuring the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Following the song’s world exclusive play on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show, the video premiered on YouTube, featuring stunning views of the coastal resort of Batumi in Georgia, the location of Melua’s childhood holidays. She said, “I wanted to work with the Georgian photographer/videographer Mariam Sitchinava who is able to capture women on camera looking genuinely beautiful and real, without any mannerisms or exaggerations.”
“As a female artist who has sung about love and desire, I was interested in exploring how to handle the fading of love and the waning of that desire. It happens in real life, and there are nuances involved and those nuances in real life are of great importance” Melua explains. “In both the writing and the record making we have tried to capture that reality, painted with acceptance and a celebration of the good times.”
The song is fresh from Katie’s upcoming album, simply called Album No. 8, due for release October 16th via BMG. The songs featured contain deeply personal lyrics written by Melua, which see her attempting to reconcile the knotty complexities of real-life love to its fairytale counterpart. She has drawn inspiration from folk songs to “evoke a sense of magic-hour wonder.”
Katie Melua is one of Britain’s most successful musical artists, with a catalogue that has been certified 56 times platinum around the globe. Originally from Kutaisi, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Melua moved to the UK at the age of eight. She released her debut album Call Off The Search when she was just 19 years old. Since then, Melua has released seven UK Top 10 studio albums: Call Off The Search, Piece By Piece, Pictures, The House, Secret Symphony, Ketevan and, most recently, 2016’s self-produced, critically acclaimed In Winter, which she recorded with the Gori Women’s Choir in her native Georgia. She and Kate Bush are the only two British female artists in UK chart history to reach the Top Ten with seven consecutive albums.
Album No. 8 – released October 16th on BMG. Pre-order here
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