Acclaimed singer/songwriter, MADELEINE PEYROUX, releases her seventh long player, ‘Secular Hymns,’ via the reactivated Impulse! imprint.
The ten-track collection features the 42-year-old Georgia-born singer interpreting a varied selection of material that ranges from songs by Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman and Tom Waits to tunes from the pen of Willie Dixon, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Stephen Foster. The album was recorded in a 12th century Norman church in Oxfordshire, which Peyroux first became acquainted with after giving a concert there. “Music has been my spiritual life,” said the singer explaining the album. “So I think of these as hymns, secular hymns – songs that very individual, personal, introverted.”
‘Secular Hymns’ is released on September 16th.
Catch the singer at the South Bank Centre as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival on November 20th.