Tru Thoughts has re-signed Alice Russell with the announcement of a forthcoming solo project, To Dust which will drop in February 2013.

We are excited to share with you the first single and video entitled “Heartbreaker.” The track features the legendary Harry Shearer who you may know from Spinal Tap (yes that Spinal Tap), his extensive work as an actor with SNL, The Simpsons (Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, Rainier Wolfcastle, Dr. Marvin Monroe), and many other great projects. Heartbreaker will be out digitally on November 20th and will feature the original version, an acoustic version, and a remix by producer Falty DL (Ninja Tune).

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We caught up with Alice Russell a few months back. Check out what she had to say below:

As a vocalist, what are the dynamics of leading a band of musicians and what kind of energy do you feel?

At times I think you feel a lot more vulnerable than the band. Generally you have an instrument that you’re translating your emotions through, whereas with the singer, it’s inside of you. There’s nothing to hide behind. I think sometimes that’s where singers get a bad rep for being neurotic and crazy. We’re emotional creatures! No matter how you’re feeling you still are on stage. With an instrument it’s similar because the instrument becomes a part of you, but I think with vocalists it’s…yeah. Also sometimes when the boys are jamming, there is something about just instrumental jamming. It’s very tight. When you add a voice it changes it into something completely different, going scatting or something in that jazzy root. Sometimes you feel like you’re out of it. Very much with the boys I work with, I’m in it though. Read the full interview here.

Check out more on Alice Russell over at Tru Thoughts


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