Heather Small Announces First Album in 16 Years – Music News
Heather Small has announced her first album in 16 years, “Colour My Life”.
The Voice of M People are back with new single, “Love Me or Not”, from their first studio effort in over a decade, named after the 90s dance group’s second single from their 1991 debut album “Northern Soul”.
For the next collection, out July 29, the 57-year-old singer-songwriter has teamed up with studio magician Rupert Christie and the London Metropolitan Orchestra to reimagine all of his top 10 hits from his tenure with M People and the Heather’s successful solo career.
Fans can expect orchestral versions of the hits; ‘Moving on Up’, ‘How Can I Love You More’, ‘Search For The Hero’, ‘One Night in Heaven’, ‘Don’t Look Any Further’ and the title track.
The collection will also include a brand new cover of Paul Weller’s “You Do Something To Me”, “Love Me or Not” and “Don’t Look Any Further”, a duet with tenor Alfie Boe.
With M People, Heather has sold 11 million records worldwide, won two BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize for ‘Elegant Slumming’ in 1994.
News of the new solo album – a sequel to 2006’s “Close to a Miracle” and 2000’s “Proud” – comes after Heather embarked on a sold-out UK tour.
And the ‘Holding On’ hitmaker has a busy summer ahead, with appearances at festivals including Camp Bestival, Splendor and The Isle of Wight Festival.
Heather is also set to perform as part of the National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party at Manchester’s AO Arena – which will be televised on ITV around the Jubilee Bank Holiday – in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.
Find Heather at the following festivals:
Cambridge Great Weekend
Norfolk Community Festival
Nottingham Splendor Festival
Rock Against Racism, Liverpool
Spice Music Festival, Bulgaria
Divas Festival, Cheshire
Camp Bestival Shropshire
Power Day, Cheshire
Campers Call Festival
Beckenham Festival, London
Let’s Rock, Ipswich
Yorkshire Balloon Festival