Frances Black will be releasing her new album in January 2013 after taking 10 year break from recording. The highly anticipated album will be released on Dara Records in Ireland and a best of Frances Black album will be released on Compass Records in America. To celebrate the release, Frances has announced a performance in Vicar Street on Friday 15th March with national tour dates to be announced soon.
Speaking of the release, Frances said: “I feel stronger and more passionate than ever about my music. This album is something I have wanted to do for a long time but it has taken me 10 years to get here. It is an album of all my favourite songs that I have sung through the years, I have loved and lived these songs, they all tell stories of my life”
The first single ‘LOVE SONG’ was written by Leslie Duncan who sadly passed away in 2010.
“I first heard this song on Elton John’s album ‘Tumbleweed Connection” when I was a kid and fell in love with it. I recorded it with the great Declan Sinnot many years ago and I am glad to say that Leslie Duncan heard my version and contacted me to say how much she loved it, I was absolutely thrilled”
Frances’ first solo album, Talk to Me, was the number 1 best-selling album in Ireland for 10 weeks when it was released in 1994. She had a massive hit single with “All the Lies That You Told Me”, written by the late Christie Hennessy, and went on to release six more best-selling solo albums, The Sky Road, The Smile On Your Face, Don’t Get Me Wrong, How High the Moon, The Best Of Frances Black, and This Love Will Carry.
The future is looking bright for Frances with a wonderful new album, an ever-increasing international fan-base and a scheduled release in America on her new label Compass Records.
“I’ve come on in leaps and bounds in my confidence compared to what I was. I’m starting to believe in myself now for the first time in my life” she asserts.
With an inner strength that has helped her to overcome the odds to become the success story she is today, there is no doubt that Frances Black is at last beginning to claim the spotlight that she so richly deserves.
Frances Black at Vicar Street | Friday 15th March 2013
Tickets €25 (inc. booking fee) available through www.ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide.