Miranda Lee Richards has just announced that she will be returning with a new album on June 16 titled Existential Beat. The title suited well with the cover art, seen below, of a little girl laying with a lion. A single has been released from this new work titled “Lucid I Would Dream,” which can be seen via Yahoo here. The new album’s tracklisting can also be found below.
Existential Beast was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rick Parker. As stated in a press release, the new album is a politically fueled one that examines the issues of our time. Its true magic comes from its intent to abolish the tough and often taboo issues that we face today in a poetic and gently manner.
“Lucid I Would Dream” is described by Richards as “a conversation with the subconscious and a study in dream interpretation. I have recurring dreams about being able to breathe underwater, and this apparently, is about being able to master complex emotional realms.”
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat
There is also a string of shows to be put on by the American artist in California. Her first show is on May 4 at The Alchemical Castle for her record release party in Los Angeles. She will then perform two more time before her final show on July 15 in San Francisco at the Brick & Mortar. For a full list of tour dates, see below.
Existential Beast Tracklisting:\
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
Miranda Lee Richards Tour Dates:
5/4 Los Angeles, CA The Alchemical Castle
5/31 Los Angeles, CA Record Release PartyBootleg Theater
6/17 Bergen, Norway w/Ellie Goulding Bergenfest
7/15 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar