Thu 29 Sep 2016

Katie Melua ‘Dreams On Fire’


Katie Melua’s Video For ‘Dreams On Fire’ & Tour Dates


Good news for Katie Melua fans, not only has Katie three years after her last album release 
announced her new album ‘In Winter’, set to be released on October 14th this year. She has also released the official video for ‘Dreams On Fire’, a single off of her forthcoming album.
The video shows Katie on an acoustic guitar and members of Gori Women’s Choir performing in the historic Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tbilisi in Georgia, Katie’s explains her choice for the venue of the music video stating that “In 2014, during the renovations, I was shown round the theatre by Zurab Lomidze who was director of the opera house in 1991 at the time of the civil war. In many ways the theatre symbolises a new phase for the country. The beauty and opulence of the building was at odds with my childhood memories of Tbilisi and it gave me a great sense of hope for the country’s future, that a place of art and culture has been so lovingly restored.”
The video has an overall feeling of peacefulness yet joy rolled into one and as the song goes on, the choir become more hearable and notably louder which makes for a pleasurable listening experience, and an experience you really could imagine you and your family listening to in the colder months. Not only do we think that the song accompanied by the video is great but so does Michael Ball who premiered the song on Radio 2, saying at the time “what a lovely sound, very mellow, very evocative. The sound of the choir…utterly beautiful”.
Both the theme of the song and the video is a reflection of her album as a whole as the album is based around the theme of winter, a choice that was made simply out of a conversation she had with one of her friends, a conversation where they both agreed that there was a need for a seasonal album, she explains she wanted to create “an album that would fill the house with wonderful, warm, poignant sounds rather than the usual jingle-bells pop songs that tend to hit the airwaves during that time of year. Something we could listen to from start-to-finish rather than on a song-by-song basis.  So, that’s how the album was born – out of necessity!” 
The album includes the choir throughout, resulting in twenty-five female voices being blended together to create a sound that is both powerful and delicate.
If you like the sound of ‘Dreams On Fire’ and the idea of the choir accompanying Katie Melua’s soft voice then you’re in luck as this winter Katie Melua, her band, and the 24-piece Gori Women’s Choir will be embarking on a European tour performing the album in its entirety as well as a selection of classic songs from Katie’s catalogue. 
UK dates:

Wed      23 Nov 16           Guildford, G Live             
Thu        24 Nov 16    &n
bsp;      Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri          25 Nov 16           Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Sun        27 Nov 16           London, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Mon       28 Nov 16           Leicester, De Montfort Hall        
Tue        29 Nov 16           Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall      
Thu        01 Dec 16           Birmingham, Symphony Hall      
Fri          02 Dec 16           Manchester, Bridgewater Hall   
Sat          03 Dec 16           Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket