Album Preview: KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit

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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

Track listing:

tiger suit1. Uummannaq Song

2. Glamour Puss

3. Push That Knot Away

4. Difficulty

5. Fade Like A Shadow

6. Lost

7. Golden Frames

8. Come On, Get In

9. (Still A) Weirdo

10. Madame Trudeaux

11. The Entertainer