Following rave reviews from Americana media and a run of US live dates last year, UK singer-songwriter Elaine Palmer is back with a new single and video this week. Blackened Heart is the first taste of her new Desert Songs EP and offers up gritty Tex-Mex guitars and a honeyed chorus that’s pure, classic Country songwriting.
Fans of Margo Price, Ashley McBryde and Elle King should give this a listen now…
“Blackened Heartwas written in anticipation of a road trip across the Arizona desert into Mexico,” explains Elaine. “I was longing for adventure and freedom, that sensation of stripping everything back to the start – the dust, the open road, the heat…and the unknown.”
A celebrated songwriter and performer, Elaine has shared stages with an impressive roll-call of artists – she’s toured with KT Tunstall, David Gray, Paolo Nutini, King Creosote, Damien Rice, Donavan and Joanna Newsome over the years as well as playing shows of her own around the world. She’s also picked up a string of accolades from the media for her three studio albums, with Mojo Magazine, Maverick Magazine and Uncut Magazine all delivering rave verdicts in album reviews and the iconic Bob Harris declaring himself a fan with airplay on his BBC Radio 2 show.
To celebrate the release, Elaine will play the following UK live dates with indie-folksinger MG Boulter –