Acclaimed Georgian-British singer-songwriter Katie Melua is set to release her brand new studio album Album No. 8 on October 16, 2020. This is a record that represents the culmination of a prolonged period of musical rediscovery by one of Britain's most successful musical artists; Melua has received more than 56 platinum awards.
Originally from Tbilisi, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Melua moved to the U.K. at the age of 8. Something of a prodigious musical talent she released her debut album Call Off The Search when she was just 19 years old. Since then, Melua has released seven U.K. 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 U.K. chart history to reach the Top Ten with seven consecutive albums.
“A Love Like That” is the first song to be taken from Melua’s eighth studio album Album No. 8. The lyrics see her attempting to reconcile the knotty complexities of real-life love to its fairytale counterpart. Elsewhere, Melua draws from the vernacular of folk songs to evoke a sense of magic-hour wonder mirrored by string arrangements whose depth and movement evoke Charles Stepney’s work with Rotary Connection and Ramsey Lewis.