Scottish singer-songwriter Roseanne Reid has announced the release of her second album ‘Lawside’ on June 2nd, via Last Man Music. You can watch the video for the first single to be released from it ‘Call it Love’ below. “This album just sounds much more self-assured throughout,” she says. “I’ve been a bit bolder with the vocals. With Trails, they were blended a bit more, and this time they’re front and centre. I’d say Trails was perfect for where I was at the time, but with this record, I feel that bit more confident with my voice. It’s gotten stronger over time, and I thought ‘Let’s push that right up front.’”
There was another tangible change in the way she created the record. Whereas ‘Trails‘ was made in Brooklyn with producer Teddy Thompson in a lightning five-day burst, ‘Lawside’ was closer to home in every sense. It was recorded in Perth, just south of Dundee, with producer, musician and fellow Scot David Macfarlane, and in a way that very much suited Reid’s new life.
“Dave owns the studio in Perth, so he’s the engineer there as well,” she explains. “He’s just a multi-talented guy, and a multi-instrumentalist, so he played on the album as well. It’s fantastic to have someone like that just down the road.
“We started it at the tail end of that time when people were still unsure about being in the same room together, and masks were still a thing. So, we did it in segments. I’ve been in the studio a dozen times over the past few months, just layering instruments, and vocals and guitar. All my stuff was done at the very start, to build a foundation.
“It’s been a much more prolonged process, but that’s worked well for me, especially with the wee one. It’s meant I’ve not had to be away for the whole week. I can commit to a half day here and a half day there, so it’s more manageable for family life.” She adds with a laugh: “I just think to myself every day, ‘Where did the day go?! What did I do with my time before I had a kid?’”
In June, Roseanne will join Steve Earle as special guest on his UK and Ireland tour, with dates as follows:
Roseanne Reid 2023 UK Dates:
June 09 – York Opera House
June 10 – Whitley Bay Playhouse
June 11 – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
June 17 – Birmingham Town Hall
June 19 – Buxton Opera House
June 21 – Liverpool Philharmonic
June 22 – Bristol St Georges Hall
June 25 – London Barbican
June 27 – Belfast Ulster Hall
June 28 – Sligo Knocknarea Arena
June 29 – Dublin Vicar Street
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