Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music. It had been ten years since she’d released her multi-platinum debut, Eye To The Telescope (2004), and twenty-some years since she started playing gigs as a teenager back home in St. Andrews, Scotland. She’d been nominated for a Grammy, won a BRIT and the Ivor Novello, and seen her songs used everywhere from opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme.
So the singer started again, at what felt like the ends of an entirely different earth, in a little house in Venice Beach, California. The music that Tunstall has written since moving to California is, she says, the most impassioned and inspired of her life.