Annie Keating returns with 'Lovesick Blues' + tour dates

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Arriving on the eve of a slew of live dates across the UK and Ireland this Autumn, the new track is plucked from an upcoming eight-track new collection, the ‘Twenty 22 Tour EP’, which will be exclusively available at these shows.

Casting a sultry Brooklynite shadow over a swampy honky-tonk jam, “Lovesick Blues” would be as at home in the ember-like aura of a Mississippi roadhouse or the neon glow of a backstreet city bar. Toying with the old to create something new, the single finds Annie tipping her hat to the time-tested formulas of master bluesmen like John Lee Hooker & the Groundhogs or Howlin Wolf, while peppering-in a contemporary character all her own.

Written at her home studio in Brooklyn, NYC during a particularly lonesome chapter of her life; it would be the introduction of a classic British blues artist by her producer Teddy Kumpel, that would strike a chord with her mood and provide the gateway drug for unlocking “Lovesick Blues”. As Annie explains:

“I was feeling lovesick and knew I had to lean into capturing that through a blues song… My producer Teddy Kumpel turned me on to John Lee Hooker & the Groundhogs, absolutely brilliant, timeless roots blues and one of the first 3 piece British Blues bands. I was told he couldn’t read or write but memorised thousands of songs. He had fierce riffs and grit and I wanted that sound for this sound – like provocative, playful and fierce at the same time – so that’s what I was going for on this tune.”

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