The multi-platinum selling, chart topping Sandi Thom is back with a ground-breaking new track, ‘Earthquake’, autobiographically inspired by her sad and sudden split from Joe Bonamassa in 2014. The single precedes a much anticipated new self produced album of all new original compositions which is set for release early 2016.
Released on November 27th, Sandi was inspired to write ‘Earthquake’ after learning that her partner had left her and moved out. She recalls the empty house and felt as if she had been hit by an emotional earthquake, standing in the aftermath of what was left of their relationship.
She likened the pain to being hit by an earthquake, where the world just shatters around you and everything you once knew and held dear suddenly is taken from you. Instead of falling to pieces Thom stepped out of the convention box and put her heartache into making the new record and took a huge leap of faith entrusting the production of this new record to her own hands. Sandi is no stranger to defying convention, having been the first artist ever to gain global stardom and a major label record deal through the use of live webcasting.
Nine years after her debut album, ‘Smile…It Confuses People’ and the almighty hit single, ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker’, both raced to the top of the UK charts and now boasts over 2 million sales worldwide, the Scottish troubadour is back with arguably her best work to date.
‘Earthquake’ is strong and confident in every sense of the meaning – melodically explosive and lyrically candid, Sandi exposes her heart-breaking inner angst and musically delivers her pain for us all to share.
With her best work to date Sandi says “Its the catch 22 of being a songwriter, you have to suffer through something real and raw to come out with your best work. In a strange way, the pain of the break up inspired me to write my best album ever, so in some ways I’m thankful for having gone through it all.”
Doing what she does best, Thom tells it like it is with honesty, passion and heart. With ‘Earthquake’, and new self-produced album ‘Weapons of Past Destruction’ Sandi Thom justifiably connects with her audience through the wisdom of her lyrics. Sandi Thom is back and she’s bolder, stronger and more honest than ever before.
The new single, ‘Earthquake’ is released on November 27th through MITA Records.
The new album ‘Weapons of Past Destruction’ is due for release early 2016.
Saturday 21 November: Milton Keynes – The Stables
Monday 30 November: Glasgow – Mono
Thursday 10 December: Dundee – Gardyne Theatre
Friday 11 December: Chester – The Live Rooms