Singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards releases her next album Existential Beast June 16 via Invisible Hands Music. Yahoo! had the exclusive premiere of her first single “Lucid I Would Dream,” but there’s more to Richards than just a song, so more details are available after the jump.
Produced by Rick Parker (BRMC), Existential Beast was recorded in Los Angeles and, along with the aforementioned single, the album has a stunner of a closer with “Another World.” Running close to 12 minutes, the string-laden, lyrically immersive track really feels like it comes from another world (“I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness, for it has been brought to light,” sings Richards).
The track listing for the album is as as follows:
1, Ashes and Seeds
2. The Wildwood
3. Lucid I Would Dream
4. Golden Gate
5. Back to the Source
6. Autumn Sun
7. Existential Beast
8. Oh Raven
9. On The Outside Of Heaven
10. Another World
***More dates will be announced shortly, but here’s Richards’ current tour schedule:
1. May 31 – Bootleg Theater (Tickets) – Los Angeles, Ca.
2. June 17 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway w/ Ellie Goulding
3. July 15 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco
Music fans will probably remember Miranda Lee Richards’ 2012 track “The Reach,” and while one can assume that Richards can create her share of melodic, arresting, and radio friendly tracks like “The Reach,” tunes like “Another World” add an extra dimension to her material. I also loved that she, at the beginning of the year, did a subtle yet effective cover of Sandy Denny’s soul baring tune “I’m a Dreamer.”
Are you an enthusiast of Miranda Lee Richards’ body of work? If so, do you have a favorite album? Are you excited for Existential Beast? Feel free to comment below!