KCRW is streaming KT Tunstall’s latest as part of our Album Preview series. Listen here
From KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley:
I’ll never forget coming upon a young KT Tunstall performing on late night TV years ago – this petite Scottish girl performing as a one-woman band; playing guitar, triggering samples, and live percussion in a storm of musical coordination. There was a folky innocence to her that was inspiring, and I remember staving off sleep to pay closer attention.
On her third full-length studio album Tiger Suit, we hear a matured artist, confidently exploring a range of pop with an alt-folk bent. Her voice is rich and soulful, mixed front and center. Her arrangements are tastefully pop without becoming too sweet. One still has the sense that she is a singular dynamo of musicality, but with a seasoned command of lyric and instrument. This new album reveals her as supremely confident with her studio arsenal. Highlights include the buoyant workout “Fade Like A Shadow” and the emotionally frayed “Difficulty,” and it’s a record that is sure to appeal to fans old and new.
— Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic
1. Uummannaq Song
2. Glamour Puss
3. Push That Knot Away
5. Fade Like A Shadow
7. Golden Frames
8. Come On, Get In
9. (Still A) Weirdo
10. Madame Trudeaux
11. The Entertainer