Beth Orton traipses through the lengthy, beautiful “Weather Alive”, announces new album

Last we heard from Beth Orton was via 2016’s (vastly underrated, fun) Kidsticks. Suffice to say, it’s been a while. Now, she’s finally set to return via, her new home on Partisan Records.

Suffice to say, she’s going in rather a different direction, digging into a vivid, darkly shaded atmosphere. To kick off the build up to her new album, Weather Alive (out on September 23), she’s shared its title track. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, it’s a sonic adventure into the mind of its creator, layered, emotive, and, above all, patient.

Working from her home studio in London, for the first time, Orton served as the producer of her own album. She wasn’t going it alone, however, working with some brilliant musicians, from Sons of Kemet and The Smile drummer Tom Skinner to Alabaster dePlume, among others.

Check out the tranquil, ruminative video for “Weather Alive” below or listen to the song on streaming platforms.

Beth Orton’s new album Weather Alive comes out on September 23 through Partisan (pre-order/save). You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can see her at these dates:

19 th  June – OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow (w/ Alanis Morissette)
21 st  June – 3Arena, Dublin (w/ Alanis Morissette)
23 rd  June – Utilita Arena, Birmingham (w/ Alanis Morissette)
24 th  June – AO Arena, Leeds (w/ Alanis Morissette)
25 th  June – Arena, Manchester (w/ Alanis Morissette)
28 th  June – The O2 Arena, London (w/ Alanis Morissette)
29 th  June – The O2 Arena, London (w/ Alanis Morissette)
23 rd  July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
19 th  August – Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
21 st  August – Open House Festival, Bangor
7 th October – Academy 2, Birmingham
8 th October – St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton
9 th October – KOKO, London
10 th October – Arts Centre, Norwich
12 th October – St George’s, Bristol
13 th October – Classic Grand, Glasgow
15 th October – RCMN Concert Hall, Manchester
16 th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds