When KT Tunstall visited 88.5 FM earlier this year, she alluded to new music coming out this fall. Today, she announced that Wax will be released on October 5th. During her session, she described the new album as the 2nd installment of a trilogy, each with a single name (the first installment was titled Kin). Tunstall also shared an upbeat new track called "The River" that echoes what she said the new album would sound like:
I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record. It had to be visceral, about the physical, and the obstacles of that. It’s a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as ‘flaws’. Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playing records were made of”, she explains, “but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head.
Tunstall previously announced a headline US tour and 88.5 FM Presents her at the El Rey Theatre on October 22nd. Hear the new song below and listen back to her live session from June.