Katie Melua Gets 'Twisted' on Morning Show Circuit, Performs New U.S. Single
In case you didn't already know, the new William Orbit-produced Katie Melua album, The House, is out now in America and Katie's already busy running around promoting it, making her way around various morning shows in New York City. First up...an appearence on Good Morning America, Tuesdsay August 3rd. Katie treated viewers to a BEAUTIFUL live performance of "Twisted," her first U.S. radio single
While I LOVE Melua's first two international singles, "The Flood" and "A Happy Place," "Twisted" is another album standout for sure (as I mentioned in my review of the album). Written by Melua and songwriter Rick Nowels, "Twisted" is a fine alt. pop specimine. I'm not 100% sure why the label went with "Twisted" as the first U.S. single (which has already been sent to radio) but Melua certainly delivers on the live performance. Not only does she look gorgeous, but she sounds perfect! What a voice! Listen to that last note! Insanity! Check out Robin Robinson's little chat with my favorite Georgian-born singer/songwriter where she impresses with a Georgian tongue twister. Also, check out a lovely performance of the delectable Polly Scattergood co-written song "Red Balloons."
Next up...another "Twisted" performance on Good Day New York. For the record...I hate the awkward small talk on morning shows...but oh well. Can't just have her launch into a song with no setup. This performance of "Twisted" is also a strong one. I have to say, I love seeing Katie with a band. When I saw her live in Cambridge last year she was just doing a solo, acoustic set. Here she's backed by a band and has some help with backing vocals.
If you haven't had your fill of Katie yet, you can also catch her on tonight's Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, as she sits in with house band The Roots. Melua then returns to Europe where she plays at the Ledreborg Castle Festival in Denmark (8/21 - 8/22) before coming back to North America for an appearance on CBS's Second Cup Café, three gigs in Canada, and two performances at the prestigious Hiro Ballroom in New York City. Hopefully Katie will be back in the States for a more extensive tour. I'd love the opportunity to catch her again. She's mesmerizing to watch perform.
Speaking of Katie Melua, if you haven't entered my giveaway, you have until Monday August 9th to do so. I'm giving away ONE copy of her latest masterpiece, The House. Open to U.S. residents only. Enter the giveaway by clicking HERE. Good luck!