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Jo Beth Young has today released her new single titled ‘Brigid’, from her upcoming album ‘Broken Spells’, dropping via Wilderness Rising Records. To me, Jo Beth recording music under her own name was a brilliant move. We need to know more about the person behind this music. And that person now owns it spectacularly. And she should. ‘Brigid’ is a well rounded, well constructed, and simply amazing song.
Building slow to a climax, ‘Brigid’ traverses from outside the box and around that box in ways that captivate as much as it inspires. The unique choice of instrumentation and implementation make the song signature and takes the expectations of ‘Broken Spells’ to levels not yet realized, yet achieved. Brilliant and beautiful in under four minutes.
About ‘Broken Spells’
Jo Beth’s new album Broken Spells will be the first official release under her own name and not under her previous stage names of Talitha Rise and RISE . It features members of her touring band ‘The Abandoned Orchestra’ as well as long term collaborator Peter Yates (Fields Of The Nephillim). Recorded and Produced between England, Ireland and Spain, the album is a thematic exploration of ‘spells’ breaking from both the personal and collective point of view.
She has been working on the record since she finished touring her last album STRANGERS in 2019. Interestingly, and perhaps spookily, during recent times, and after having named the new album, Jo Beth found out she was the descendant of Isobell Young – a Scottish woman who was accused, persecuted and executed for witch craft in the 1600’s. With the upcoming pardon of Scottish witches on the horizon, Jo Beth has recently been interviewed by publications such as The Sunday Times and Daily Mail on the subject and her feelings on creativity, healing and the end of persecution for women in particular.
Tracks from the new album will appear on upcoming film The Clear which is currently being produced in the UK.
About Jo Beth Young
Jo Beth Young is a visionary English singer-songwriter, musician and producer whose debut album An Abandoned Orchid House (2018 under the moniker Talitha Rise) received critical acclaim internationally, becoming ECHOES radio Album of the Year (which was remarkable for a previously unknown artist). With increasing support from PROG, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6 Music, Record Collector and Louder Than War, she released her second album STRANGERS (under RISE) in 2019 and has continued to enchant live audiences and her growing fan base across the UK with emotionally moving performance with her band ‘the abandoned orchestra’ that have been described as ‘exquisite’ (PROG) and saw her winning Female Soul West Artist Of The Year from Devon’s Listen With Monger.
She has recorded with and opened for a host of renowned artists including Chris Difford, Renaissance, Boo Hewerdine, Erik Visser, Shriekback, Juldeh Camara, Julia Biel and continues to work with Peter Yates (Fields Of The Nephilim) oh her past and current projects including their Yates and Young collaboration. She has been delighted to work with the prog label Sonic Bond, BMG publishing and Engineers such as Adi 800 (Bjork, Sigur Ros)Last year, as part of folk collaboration NIGHTSONG with John Reed and producer Ali Karim, the album ‘The Peasants’ Revolt’ was released under No Date For Prom Records.
Having completed her first live dates since 2019 recently, she is currently finishing her 3rd album and debut under her own name, due for release later this year.