Beth Gibbons announces debut solo album 'Lives Outgrown' for Friday 17th May 2024
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Beth Gibbons announces debut solo album 'Lives Outgrown' for Friday 17th May 2024

Beth Gibbons releases her debut solo album Lives Outgrown on Friday the 17th of May 2024. Featuring 10 beautiful new tracks recorded over a period of 10 years, the album was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode) & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk). 

Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus. 

“I realised what life was like with no hope,” says Beth. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.” 

Songs also touch on motherhood, anxiety and the menopause (which Beth describes variously as “a massive audit” and “a massive comedown” which “cuts you at the knees”) as well as, inevitably, mortality. 

“People started dying,” says Beth. “When you’re young, you never know the endings, you don’t know how it’s going to pan out. You think: we’re going to get beyond this. It’s going to get better. Some endings are hard to digest.” 

But emerging from this decade of change and realignment has left Beth with what feels like a renewed purpose. “Now I’ve come out of the other end, I just think, you’ve got to be brave,” she says. 

The video for first single “Floating On A Moment” was directed by acclaimed multi-media artist and director Tony Oursler (the man responsible for David Bowie’s “Where Are We Now?” video).  

"When I first heard “Floating On A Moment” it literally transported me from place to place, filling me with kaleidoscopic emotions and visions. If possible, I wanted to capture that psychic liquid in this video. Beth's work is so powerful it can lead us through life's forests and fires, revealing glimpses of possible futures. With a voice and music like that I knew we had to make images which are open, somehow speculative. " – Tony Oursler 


In addition to Beth’s work with Portishead, her Out Of Season album with Rustin Man (2002) and the recording of her performance of Górecki’s Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs (2014), she has most recently been heard collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on 2022’s “Mother I Sober” from his Mr Morale & the Big Steppers album.   

Beth Gibbons will be performing the following concerts in the UK and Europe in May and June.  Tickets will be for sale on Friday the 16th of February, details via Beth’s website. UK pre-orders of Lives Outgrown via the official Beth Gibbons store will be eligible for ticket pre-sale, commencing Wednesday the 14th of February at 10am GMT. 

Monday 27th May - La Salle Pleyel, Paris
Tuesday 28th May - Theater 11, Zürich
Thursday 30th - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
Friday 31st - La Bourse Du Travail, Lyon 

Sunday 2nd June – Uber Eats Music Hall, Berlin
Monday 3rd June – Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
Wednesday 5th June - TivoliVredenburg (Main Hall), Utrecht
Thursday 6th June - Cirque Royal, Brussels
Sunday 9th June - The Barbican Centre, London
Monday 10th June - Albert Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 11th June - Usher Hall, Edinburgh 

Beth Gibbons Lives Outgrown

Album | 17th May 2024

Lives Outgrown is the debut album by Beth Gibbons featuring 10 beautiful new songs recorded over a period of 10 years, the album was produced by James Ford & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).

Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.



Tracklisting

  • 1Tell Me Who You Are Today
  • 2Floating On A Moment
  • 3Burden Of Life
  • 4Lost Changes
  • 5Rewind
  • 6Reaching Out
  • 7Oceans
  • 8For Sale
  • 9Beyond The Sun
  • 10Whispering Love

Beth Gibbons Lives Outgrown

Album | 17th May 2024

Lives Outgrown is the debut album by Beth Gibbons featuring 10 beautiful new songs recorded over a period of 10 years, the album was produced by James Ford & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).

Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.



Tracklisting

  • 1Tell Me Who You Are Today
  • 2Floating On A Moment
  • 3Burden Of Life
  • 4Lost Changes
  • 5Rewind
  • 6Reaching Out
  • 7Oceans
  • 8For Sale
  • 9Beyond The Sun
  • 10Whispering Love
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