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Grammy Nominated Stacey Kent to Release the Changing Lights, September 17, 2013!
July 16 2013


For immediate release
Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, and Parlophone Label Group France (formerly EMI Music France) are pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Changing Lights, out on 17th September 2013. The Changing Lights brings centre stage Kent's love for Brazilian music.

The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that includes such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London (30th sept â 4th Oct), LâOlympia in Paris (15th Nov) and Birdland in New York (3rd-8th Dec). The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian Music, including Tôm Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, O Barquinho.

Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Music France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, Breakfast on the Morning Tram, Raconte-Moi and Dreamer in Concert.

This new album, produced and arranged by Jim Tomlinson, finds Stacey Kent visiting some of her favorite Bossa Nova songs, including This Happy Madness, One Note Samba, How Insensitive, alongside original songs composed by Jim Tomlinson, in collaboration with Kazuo Ishiguro (The Changing Lights, Waiter, Oh Waiter, The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain), the team that wrote The Ice Hotel and Breakfast On The Morning Tram. There are also collaborations with Portuguese poet Antonio Ladeira (Mais Uma Vez, A Tarde) and French lyricist Bernie Beaupère (Chanson Légère), the writer of Raconte-Moi and Venus Du Melo.

It is hard to categorise Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle, in celebration of his 50th year in music, Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music.

Kent's new album, The Changing Lights is a milestone for her and the highlight of a 15-year recording career from a gifted jazz singer with not only an exquisite voice but also an unmatched talent for storytelling.