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CORINNE BAILEY RAE RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘THE HEART SPEAKS IN WHISPERS’

THE HEART SPEAKS IN WHISPERS

1st ALBUM IN 6 YEARS ARRIVES MAY 13 ON VIRGIN RECORDS

«««« A BRILLIANT & VERY WELCOME RETURN”—MOJO

CORINNE CONFIRMS U.S. SHOWS WITH ALABAMA SHAKES &

HYPE PARK U.K. SHOW WITH STEVIE WONDER & PHARRELL

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated May 13 release of The Heart Speaks In Whispers, the first album from Corinne Bailey Rae in six years, the Grammy-winning singer has released the stunning video for “Green Aphrodisiac.” Directed by Eva Vazquez, the video brings to life the sensual song that debuted #1 Most Added at Urban AC Radio and is currently heading towards the Top 10 of the chart. “As soon as I heard ‘Green Aphrodisiac,’ I knew she was back and better than ever” declared Gayle King in The Oprah Magazine. Vulture called the song a “gem” adding that “’Green Aphrodisiac’ shoots for higher than the moon, to the heavenly elevated feeling of falling in love. It’s lit from within, burning with passion and uplifted by Rae’s immaculate honey-smooth vocals.”

In a 4-star album review MOJO called The Heart Speaks In Whispers “a brilliant and very welcome return,” describing it as “the sound of someone alive with renewal.” UNCUT raved that the album “transcends earthbound elements to create its own weightless astral soul,” dubbing it “gloriously slick futuristic soul.” Recorded both at her studio in Leeds, and in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios, the album is co-produced by Corinne with Steve Brown, her collaborator on her critically acclaimed previous album The Sea. The album features a number of notable musicians including Paris Strother and Amber Strother from KING, Esperanza Spalding, Pino Palladino (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Who), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers), Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), and Moses Sumney (Beck).

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Corinne and Pharrell Williams have been announced as special guests with the legendary Stevie Wonder as he gives his final performance of Songs In The Key Of Life at Hyde Park in London July 10. Corinne has also announced a run of southern U.S. dates with Alabama Shakes this September. Her select U.S. album release performances sold out instantly including intimate shows at Mercury Lounge in New York City (May 24) and The Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles (June 9-10). More dates will be announced shortly. For Corinne’s full tour schedule visit corinnebaileyrae.com.

Corinne is featured in the International Olympic Committee’s global campaign “Together We Can Change The World.” The short film “Together” is set to a new version of The Roots’ song “The Fire” produced by Questlove and featuring an artist from each continent participating in this summer’s games. Corinne represents Europe with other artists including Lenny Kravitz, Nneka, Yuna, Diogo Nogueira.

CORINNE BAILEY RAE – U.S. TOUR DATES:

May 22 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC

May 24 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

June 2 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA

June 3 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

June 6 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

June 9-10 – The Lyric Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

August 2 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY **rescheduled**

August 28 – Ohana Festival – Dana Point, CA ** with Lana Del Rey & Cat Power**

September 4 – Jas Aspen Snowmass – Snowmass, CO

September 16 – Portsmouth Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA **with Alabama Shakes**

September 20 – Capital City Amp Amphitheater – Tallahassee, FL **with Alabama Shakes**

September 22 – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square – New Orleans, LA **with Alabama Shakes**

September 24 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Spring, TX **with Alabama Shakes**

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