Scottish composer and producer, Anna Meredith, has announced that she will be releasing her second album, ‘FIBS’, which will be released, on the 25th of October 2019. This announcement follows Meredith’s release of new single, ‘Paramour’, which is the first track to be taken from the upcoming album, ‘FIBS’.
Speaking about the name of her second album, ‘FIBS’, Meredith, said: “[fibs are] lies — but nice friendly lies, little stories and constructions and daydreams and narratives that you make for yourself or you tell yourself.”
The upcoming album, ‘FIBS’, is the follow-up to her acclaimed and SAY award-winning debut album, ‘Varmints’, which was released in 2016. Since then the Scottish singer she has kept busy, doing the soundtrack to the Bo Burnham-directed film ‘Eighth Grade’ and working as a classical composer. While a press release points out, that she “was recently named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honors list for services to music, making her Anna Meredith MBE.”
The announcement comes after Meredith revealed, on the 10th of July 2019, that she will be hitting the road on a seven-date tour of the UK, next year, in support of her upcoming album, ‘FIBS’. The Scottish singer and composer will hit the road, in Leeds, at the Belgrave Music Hall, on the 3rd of February 2020, heading to Manchester, London, Bristol, Glasgow, and Coventry, before concluding the tour, in Brighton, at the Old Market, on the 10th of February 2020.
my news – my 2nd album FIBS will be out 25th October on @moshimoshimusic , settle in, there is MUCH to discuss!
— Anna Meredith (@AnnaHMeredith) July 10, 2019
The singer also has two festival appearances in 2019, which will see her perform, at Visions Festival, in Hackney, on the 3rd of August 2019, before heading to the Helsinki Festival, in Helsinki, on the 23rd of August 2019.
Meredith’s first breakthrough came from her work ‘froms’, which was created for the 2008 BBC Last Night of the Proms. Since then she has written another BBC Prom commission, her first opera (Tarantula in Petrol Blue – with libretto by Philip Ridley) and collaborated with the beatboxer Shlomo – writing the Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra. Meredith has since been racking up the awards winning the classical music nominee for the 2009 Times Breakthrough Award and the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers.
Alongside her acoustic work, Meredith has made forays into electronic music, which she has performed throughout Europe alongside a diverse range of artists including supporting These New Puritans in Berlin, James Blake, Seb Rochford and Max de Wardener, at Ether in 2011. However, it wasn’t until 2012, that Meredith released her debut EP, ‘Black Prince Fury’, through Moshi Moshi Records. She released her second EP, ‘Jet Black Raider’, in 2013 Meredith would have to wait another four years before releasing her debut album, ‘Varmints’, which was released in March 2016, with widespread success.
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Anna Meredith Tour Dates 2020:
03/08/2019 – Visions Festival – Hackney, London
23/08 – Helsinki Festival – Helsinki
29/09 – South Bank Centre – London
03/02 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds
04/02 – Gorilla – Manchester
05/02 – EartH – London
06/02 – Trinity – Bristol
08/02 – Glasgow Art School – Glasgow
09/02 – Arts Centre – Coventry
10/02 – Old Market – Brighton