❉ New album released 16 June. Single released tomorrow!
Jessica Lee Morgan (daughter of Mary Hopkin and Tony Visconti) releases her second studio album Around The Block on 16 June 2017 on Space Records. All Jessica’s own work, Around The Block is a return to her acoustic roots. Jessica sings, plays guitar, saxophone, ukelele and kazoo. She is supported by Christian Thomas on bass and Simon Adams on drums and percussion, with guest appearances from her brother Morgan Visconti, Paul Cuddeford (Holy Holy, Bob Geldof, Ian Hunter) and Julian Hay.
Around The Block is a completely acoustic album. This is in contrast to her previous album release I Am Not, which was an eclectic mix of acoustic and electronic music.
Jessica co-produced the album with partner Christian Thomas, who recorded and mixed the album.
Jessica said “I wanted to have a more organic feel to this album. I felt that I wanted to break away from the rigid formality of a studio album, so wherever possible, we recorded in different places. Most of the guitars were tracked in our mobile recording studio in an orchard in Ross on Wye, and the saxophones were recorded on the A470 to Brecon!”
The first single from Around The Block will be ‘Waiting To Leave‘, released Friday 9 June 2017.
The album ends with ‘This Is My Love Song’. Originally an electronic track on I Am Not, this live version was recorded on tour in the USA and features Christian, Morgan, and Tony Visconti on backing vocals.
Jessica has been touring with Bowie supergroup Holy Holy in March and April 2017, alongside her father Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex), Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars) and Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), as well as Paul Cuddeford, James Stevenson and Berenice Scott.
Jessica sings and plays saxophone, 12-string guitar and percussion in the band.
She has also opened all of the shows along with Christian Thomas on bass, and on some gigs with her brother Morgan Visconti too.
❉ Around The Block released 16 June 2017 on Space Records is available from www.jessicaleemorgan.com as is Jessica’s last release I Am Not on the Space label. You can find Jessica’s albums on amazon.co.uk and iTunes.
❉ New single ‘Waiting To Leave’ released 9th June 2017
❉ News source: Space Records.
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