Lucy Rose: Unveils New Video, Fall North American Tour with Paul Weller

Lucy Rose unveils the video for her new single "Second Chance" from her third album Something's Changing (out now on Arts & Crafts.) The video stars British Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Elinor Barker and is directed by Joe Conner (Coldplay, Elbow, The Maccabees). Watch and share the video HERE.

Rose will tour North America this fall with Paul Weller performing special solo acoustic or trio sets. She'll be postponing her headlining tour until early 2018. Please see dates with Weller below.

Rose explains "Second Chance was inspired by a conversation I had with my husband's great aunt on New Year's Eve. She was looking at an old photo of herself and said 'Look how lovely I was! It's funny that I could only think that now of myself as an old lady. Looking back, but at the time, I would never have thought that'."
She further explains "It really struck a chord with me as I can definitely relate to that. So, I decided from that point onwards that I wanted to use her hindsight and learn from it and see myself differently. Love myself for who I am and not wish to be anything different."
Something's Changing is accompanied by a "fly-on-the-wall" short film documenting her first tour of Latin America last year, a trip that was independently organized by Rose with the help of her fans. The tour was the inspiration for the record and the film serves as an intimate account of this process. View HERE.

Rose embarked on the making of Something's Changing following her tour for her second, critically acclaimed album Work It Out. Over time, she noticed a steady stream of tweets reaching her from Latin America, and the unlikely statistic that geographically her music was most popular on Spotify in Mexico City. It gave birth to the seed of an idea that became a real labor of love over the next six months. Lucy offered her fans in Latin America a deal: "If you book me a gig, I'll come and stay."

For two months Lucy, with her guitar, a camera and her backpack, toured Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, playing free shows, staying with fans and "falling back in love with making music." The documentary of her experience there was inspired by "the kindness and faith in music of those she met including fans blocking the street outside a gig above a launderette, trying to sleep on endless inter-city bus rides and living with families in out-of-the-way towns." Rose's husband Will Morris filmed as much as the experience as possible along the way.

Rose says, "The documentary is a big part of this record. I think it explains why that trip was important and why it lead to me making the album that I've made. The trip gave me confidence to do things like record in just one take and the songs came more easily."

With the insight gained during her travels, Lucy set out to make the third album on her own. Through friends she began a collaboration with Brighton producer Tim Bidwell, and in his home studio found the ideal place to explore songs for a new album. Every week Lucy would take the train to Brighton and created the new album in a mere 17 days.

The record also contains contributions from Bidwell, in-house bassist Ben Daniels and drummer Chris Boot as well as guest appearances by Daughters' Elena Tonra, Marcus Hamblett and Matthew and The Atlas' Emma Gatrill. On two tracks vocal harmonies are provided by The Staves ("Floral Dresses" and "Is This Called Home").

"The songs just came more naturally after that trip, from feeling good and from learning so much about myself," adds Rose. "I feel more comfortable in my own skin than I've ever felt in my life. So there is a lot of searching as well as a lot of discovery on this record."


*all dates with Paul Weller

October 1-Huntington, NY-The Paramount

October 2-New York, NY- Irving Plaza

October 3-New York, NY-Irving Plaza

October 4-Philadelphia, PA-Theatre of Living Arts

October 6-Boston, MA-House of Blues

October 7-Washington, DC-Lincoln Theatre

October 8-Cleveland, OH-House of Blues

October 10-Toronto, ON-The Danforth Music Hall

October 11-Detroit, MI-St. Andrews Hall

October 12-Chicago, IL-House of Blues

October 13-Minneapolis, MN-Pantages Theatre

October 16-Vancouver, BC-Commodore Ballroom

October 17-Vancouver, BC-Commodore Ballroom

October 18-Seattle, WA-The Neptune

October 20-Sacramento, CA-Ace of Spades

October 21-Berkeley, CA-The UC Theatre

October 22-San Francisco, CA-The Fillmore

October 24-Anaheim, CA-House of Blues

October 25-San Diego, CA­-House of Blues

Octobe27-Los Angeles, CA? The Wiltern

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