Exclusive Interview: Alice Russell Talks New Album and Upcoming NYC Show


On May 12 at LPR, Alice Russell will be performing her new album, To Dust, which dropped in the US today! We caught up with the vibrant singer to talk about her new album, the upcoming show, and her love for music, amongst a couple other things. Dig in below.

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Giant Step: Congratulations on completing your newest album, To Dust! What can folks expect on this album; how does it compare to your previous works?

Alice Russell: Well for me it was a return to My Favourite Letters, the album before Pot of Gold. Pot of Gold for me was like a love session album really, and both TM Juke and I wanted to twist it up and get back to playing around with the production. Building up the sound bricks from the ground up, there was a lot of deconstruction then reconstructing. Some of the songs went through 5 different versions before they felt right. Others we reverted back to the demo for the original energy of the song. There are foot stomps, layers of vocals and all sorts of other treats in there. Also Alex (TM Juke) had a lot of new production tricks up his sleeve to try out. We played around a lot on this album .

GS: We know you command a huge presence when performing, but for those newer to that experience, how would you describe your live performances?

AR: Pretty raw, energetic – come and see for yourselves! We have changed it up so there are more triggers and synth bass present! New album, new live feel for sure.

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Alice Russell: Live Videos

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Alice Russell has recently been traveling the world and performing at venues in cities from Paris and Crete to San Francisco.  Check out these 3 vids of Alice performing in the Union Chapel in London with the One Taste choir, as well as a string section and some extra singers.

The lavishly soulful and bluesy cover “Crazy” and the song “Let Us Be Loving” came from Alice’s most recent album, Pot of Gold, which was released in 2009.

Purchase Pot of Gold on iTunes.

The other 2 vids are after the jump.

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New Alice Russell Video – “Let Us Be Loving”

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Enjoy this video for the song “Let Us Be Loving” from Alice Russell‘s latest release Pot of Gold. Check her out in full glam attire, still singing her face off!