If you don't know Imelda May, prepare to be blown away. If you are already a fan, get ready to hear her as you never have before.
She has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written. Long celebrated by peers as one of the most sensational singers of contemporary music, Imelda May has made the album of her life.
“I've called it Life Love Flesh Blood because that encompasses everything,” says Imelda. “It's all in there: birth, sex, love, divorce and death. It's the story of my life.”
Imelda May doesn't just sound different. She actually looks physically different. “I always loved the Fifties rockabilly style but there was a point where I felt I was almost dressing up as Imelda May. It was as if I was getting into character for a gig. And I didn’t want to do that anymore. Life changed. I love the albums I made before. They were honest to the person I was,” says Imelda. “But that was then … and this is now.”
Imelda previews songs from her new album this December in Dingle.