New Recording from Erja Lyytinen
Release date 7th April 2017 – Tuohi Records
Released on CD, Digital Download and Vinyl
The release of Stolen Hearts coinciding with April 2017 UK Tour. The perfect chance to hear Erja’s new music live. The album is the first album to be released since 2015’s “Live In London”, and the first studio album to be released since 2014’s Elmore James tribute “The Sky Is Crying.”
The UK Tour starts at the Square & Compass in Ilminster on Sunday 9th April finishing in Sheffield at on Saturday 15th, See Tour dates below.
Erja chose to record Stolen Hearts at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. Erja’s vocals were recorded at State of the Ark Studios in London by multi-platinum selling engineer and producer Chris Kimsey, known for his contributions to classic Rolling Stones albums Sticky Fingers and Some Girls. Kimsey also mixed the album.
Expect to have your hearts stolen with the new album. as Erja flexes her blues muscles as we would expect. This album has more as she explores musical genres with influences country, Americana, funk, folk, prog, R&B, jazz and rock create an exciting album. The one certainty her trademark slide guitar blues is used with force to interconnect roots and its musical shoots together this is an adventure that Erja wants to share with you.
“Working with Erja was a revelation,” says Kimsey. “She has the ability to perform and write so many different kinds of songs, and her vocals and lyrics are powerful and they connect with listeners.”
UK TOUR DATES APRIL 2017
Square & Compass, Ilminster – Sunday 9th April 2017
Box Office – 01823 480 467
The 100 Club – Tuesday 11th April 2017 Record Release Party
Venue Tel: 020 7636 0933 or Book Online – WeGotTickets.com
Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion – Wednesday 12th April
HRH – Blues Festival, O2 Academy Sheffield – Saturday 15th April 2017
Box Office: 0203 287 4994 or Book Online – HRHBlues
Booked your tickets now listen to 24 Angels from the forthcoming album Stolen Hearts
Fourth track of the Album, 24 Angels a song is about morality and forgiveness. While Erja wrote the lyrics she was thinking of death row, when the final judgement comes. How does the person feel while walking that last walk? Relief? Fear? Written in a more minor key and co-written with songwriter and guitarist Alan Darby. Last year I went to India to play some shows. During the slide solo I played an Indian scale with semitones, which gives the song a more of a mysterious vibe.