Hot on the heels of her show-stopping performance on Strictly Come Dancing last weekend, Rebecca Ferguson has announced that her brand new album, Superwoman, will be released on 14 October – just in time for her visit to Scotland later that month.
Forged from heartbreak and a tale of lover’s abandonment combined with the bittersweet joy of giving birth to his child, Superwoman is infused with the strength of a woman who has finally taken control.
“This is honest and emotionally complex, I found strength and security writing this album,” says 30-year-old Ferguson. “It’s my most personal album ever and it’s brought me to a place in my life where I feel strong. I called it Superwoman because I learnt to embrace my vulnerability and accept it as a strength.”
Ferguson released, Bones, the first single from her forthcoming album, last week – listen below.
Superwoman was produced by Troy Miller (Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse), and features collaborators such as Jonny Lattimer (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), Negin Djafari (Miley Cyrus) and previous collaborator Eg White (Adele, Florence And The Machine, Sam Smith).
One of the most distinctive voices in pop, the likeable Liverpudlian has previously won critical acclaim for taking on the Billie Holiday songbook in previous release Lady Sings The Blues.
This is Ferguson’s fourth album – something not many ‘talent show’ contestants can say. Since her break on X Factor six years ago, the once shy and insecure artist has gone on to win fans on both sides of the Atlantic, touring Britain, Europe and America winning plaudits from Adele as well as critics winning comparisons to her heroes Macy Gray and Aretha Franklin.
See Rebecca Ferguson’s tour dates below
23/10 Venue Cymru, Llandudno
24/10 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25/10 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27/10 Sage Gateshead
28/10 York Barbican Centre
01/11 The London Palladium , London
02/11 Birmingham Symphony Hall
04/11 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
05/11 Cambridge Corn Exchange
06/11 Colston Hall, Bristol
08/11 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
09/11 Ipswich Regent Theatre
11/11 Sheffield City Hall
13/11 G Live Guildford
14/11 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
15/11 De Montfort Hall, Leicester