“Quiet Moves” By Katie Melua

Katie Melua has shared “Quiet Moves,” the latest track off her forthcoming album Love & Money, available March 24th via BMG Records. Inspired by the feeling of watching her partner dance for the first time, “Quiet Moves” is blissfully at ease with itself. Its sun-dappled Balearic shuffle and endearingly intimate lyrics find Melua exploring the space between her own natural reticence and her partner’s effortless unselfconsciousness – a trait she tried to emulate whilst writing the new album Love & Money.

Katie says of the track, “The idea was to create a feeling of effortlessness and ease when the listener plays this album. But how do you do that when my usual method of working can sometimes feel like taking blood out of a stone, where everything else is sacrificed. As we all know, process influences the final sensibility of the work, so if I was to embark on making a Blue-Sky record, a happy record implied that I had to lighten my approach. Not just to record making but to life in general.

I met Ollie during the pandemic and we dated by basically staying at home all the time, he moved in pretty quickly when they announced the second lockdown. That meant the first time we saw each other dancing was after nearly a year of being a couple. When I first saw him dance I fell in love with him all over again; he’s just able to be totally unselfconscious. They’re quiet moves, nothing flashy, but he really embodies the music.

Is it possible to make a great record without sacrificing everything else for that entire period? I had to try, cause working at the relationship was something I needed to do. The strength of feeling made it easy though. How he is, both the serious him and the relaxed him, and the kind of atmosphere that’s around him. Just being in each other’s zones feels good.”

Produced by Leo Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Brian Eno, Regina Spektor), Love & Money was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the summer of 2022 while Katie was pregnant with her newborn son. An exquisite collection of songs sculpted by the gratitude of their creator and the positivity found in a new relationship, it also deals with self-acceptance in the face of change and her attempts to let go of “that background belief that happiness carries less weight than its opposite.”

Katie Melua
Love & Money

1. Golden Record
2. Quiet Moves
3. 14 Windows
4. Lie In The Heat
5. Darling Star
6. Reefs
7. First Date
8. Pick Me Up
9. Those Sweet Days
10. Love & Money

Katie Melua 2023 UK Tour Dates

May 2 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
May 3 Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
May 5 Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
May 6 Sage, Gateshead
May 8 Barbican, York
May 9 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
May 11 Forum, Bath
May 12 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
May 14 Philharmonic, Liverpool
May 15 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
May 16 Royal Albert Hall, London
May 18 G Live, Guilford
May 19 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
May 20 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
April 11 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
April 12 Gdynia Arena, Gdynia, Poland
April 14 Hala Stulecia, Wroctaw, Poland
April 15 Theater Am Aegi, Hannover, Germany
April 17 Le Carre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 18 Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
April 19 Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
April 20 Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
April 22 Emsland Arena, Lingen, Germany
April 23 Palladium, Clogne, Germany
April 24 Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
April 26 L’Olympia, Paris, France
April 28 Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
April 29 Isar Philharmonie, Munich, Germany
April 30 Jazz & Blues Wendelstein Open Festival, Germany

Pre-order Love & Money by Katie Melua HERE


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