Celebrated vocalist and performer Marc Almond announces the release of a new studio album The Velvet Trail for 9th March 2015 through Cherry Red Records. Marc had previously hinted that his 2010 album Varieté would be his last recording to feature his own original material. Famed English producer and songwriter Chris Braide, a huge fan of Marc's work, set to change his mind and succeeded after sending him a trio of tracks written especially for Marc.
Los Angeles based Braide - who has also worked alongside Lana Del Ray, Beyoncé, Britney, and David Guetta - was determined: "I simply had to get in touch to try and tempt him to do the exact opposite. It was such an absurd idea to think there would be no more new Marc Almond original songs. This is the man who wrote 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye' and we need more of those passionate, unique and original songs. Just like Bowie and Bolan before him, he's a true original" says Braide.
Marc explains "I felt the songwriting muse had left me, possibly forever. Then an email arrived with three instrumental tracks. I got goose bumps. I was blown away. Chris had an understanding of the chord changes I adored, of the sounds I loved; songs in minor keys with big dark dramatic pianos and strings. I sat down to write, both excited and inspired. Three songs were written in a matter of days: 'Minotaur' a dramatic song about rage and animal passions, 'Scar' a torch song about deception and 'Winter Sun', a melancholic reflective song about fading love".
Bad to Me
Zipped Black Leather Jacket
Pleasure's Wherever You Are
The Pain of Never
When The Comet Comes
Life in My Own Way
The Velvet Trail
The Velvet Trail Tour Dates are as follows:
Thu 16th NEW BRIGHTON New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre
(The Wirral, Merseyside)
Fri 17th BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
Sat 18th IPSWICH Regent
Mon 20th CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tue 21st BRIGHTON Dome
Thu 23rd BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri 24th LEEDS Town Hall
Sat 25th MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Mon 27th EDINBURGH Queens Hall
Tue 28th GATESHEAD Sage
Thu 30th BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Fri 01st LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire