Beth Gibbons Debuts “Reaching Out”

Beth Gibbons Debuts "Reaching Out". The track is off the multi-artist's forthcoming album Lives Outgrown, available May 17 via Domino
Beth Gibbons Debuts "Reaching Out"

Beth Gibbons shares “Reaching Out,” the single is off the artist’s solo album Lives Outgrown available May 17th via Domino Records. Rather than approaching the video for “Reaching Out” as a standard format visual, Beth worked with visual artist Weirdcore (Aphex Twin, Arca) to create an interactive video. The video features 4D models of Beth freefalling through a kinetic sci-fi spacescape. As the video progresses the models of Beth change to represent the different stages in her life, echoing the Lives Outgrown of the album title.

Lives Outgrown, out on May 17, was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, The Last Dinner Party) and Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk). 

 Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus. 

 “I realised what life was like with no hope,” says Beth. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.” 

 Songs also touch on motherhood, anxiety and the menopause (which Beth describes variously as “a massive audit” and “a massive comedown” which “cuts you at the knees”) as well as, inevitably, mortality. 

“People started dying,” says Beth. “When you’re young, you never know the endings, you don’t know how it’s going to pan out. You think: we’re going to get beyond this. It’s going to get better. Some endings are hard to digest.” 

Beth Gibbons
Lives Outgrown
Domino Records

1. Tell Me Who You Are Today
2. Floating On A Moment
3. Burden Of Life
4. Lost Changes
5. Rewind
6. Reaching Out
7. Oceans
8. For Sale
9. Beyond The Sun
10. Whispering Love

Beth Gibbons 2024 Tour Dates

May 27 – La Salle Pleyel, Paris - SOLD OUT
May 28 – Theater 11, Zürich 
May 30 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona 
May 31 – La Bourse Du Travail, Lyon 
June 2 – Uber Eats Music Hall, Berlin
June 3 – Falkonersalen, Copenhagen 
June 5 – TivoliVredenburg (Main Hall), Utrecht - SOLD OUT
June 6 – Cirque Royal, Brussels - SOLD OUT
June 9 – The Barbican Centre, London - SOLD OUT
June 10 – Albert Hall, Manchester 
June 11 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh 
July 27 – Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba

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