Beady Belle will release her 9th studio album “Nothing But The Truth”. This album marks her 20 years anniversary as the artist Beady Belle.
Beady Belle’s music is melodically gripping, harmonically intricate, lyrically intelligent, and underpinned by solid grooves. However, the true glint of that jewel is, as always, the stunning voice of Beady Belle herself.
Soul and R&B have always been close to Beady Belle’s heart, and she has always flirted with electronic music. With “Nothing But The Truth” she is fully immersed in these twin worlds.
Beady Belle celebrates the 20 years anniversary by composing, producing, arranging and programming the whole album by herself, just like she did on her debut album “Home”.
Having played in over 170 cities in 28 countries across the globe since the early 2000s, Beady Belle’s live performances reflect a growth and adaptation, of her artistry as a whole, while each performance sees the continuing development of songs. No two Beady Belle concerts are the same, but at the same time an identifiably “Beady Belle groove” is always present, giving each individual happening a firm but flexible backbone. However, the jewel in this crown is always Beady Belle’s luscious voice, plush as velvet, hypnotic and seductive, but capable of soaring and tearing through the atmosphere with powerful intensity, both raw and emotive.
“The live stage is a natural arena for me, and it’s also an extension of the creative process,” she says. “I don’t want the music to remain static, unchanged and unchanging. I don’t want to simply ‘perform the record’ over and over. I want the songs to breathe and grow, to find new ways of retelling themselves to the audience – and to myself!” In live performance, the music is opened wide to allow space for playful improvisation, exploration, experimentation. While the source material is respected, it is also taken in new directions. “I love to take chances with the songs on stage,” she smiles. The results of the addition of risk are many and varied, increasing the emotional output here, creating raw energy there, moving from soulful serenity to explosive funk.
The development of Beady Belle has been a continuous process, with explorations of different genres, technologies, themes and subjects, the personal and the universal. The move from fixed band line-up to Beady Belle as solo artist has created a new set of dynamics. The changing line-ups are a catalyst for fresh perspectives on Beady Belle’s songs, allowing her to unfold their true potential in new and sometimes unexpected ways, while her voice stamps everything with her unmistakeable identity.
Beady Belle’s powerful and captivating songs are performed by a band of hand-picked musicians, each an exemplar of their instruments and capable of weaving their own identity into the musical fabric without artistic compromise. While the members of the live band vary from year to year, tour to tour, the freedom to explore remains the same. With Beady Belle as both leader and figurehead, she revels in the possibilities the band bring to each performance. “This is a band of renowned musicians, each a virtuoso with a clear signature. But most importantly, we work as a unit with a clear direction, swinging the same groove, driving towards a common goal, discovering something new in every song. Anything can happen!”