Story: Jack Foley
MICHELLE Branch is set to release her second album, Hotel
Paper, on July 7, via Maverick.
The follow-up to her well-received 2002 debut, The Spirit
Room, which was written at the tender age of 17, Hotel Paper
looks set to maintain the high level of songwriting that Michelle
has already achieved, while adding extra depth and sophistication
to her work.
Still only 19-years-old, Michelle already seems a veteran, having
been around for ages, from performing on Buffy The Vampire Slayer,
having Everywhere featured in American
Pie 2 and playing basketball with Robbie Williams!
Michelles debut single, Everywhere, was an international
hit and provided her with her first UK Top 20 single.
The debut album, The Spirit Room, won widespread praise,
including a 4-star Q review, and went on to sell in excess of
a million copies in the US alone.
She also sang on Santanas massive worldwide hit, Game
Working with producer, John Shanks (BB Mak), and mixer, Chris
Lord-Alge (Jewel, Faith Hill), highlights of Hotel Paper include
the rocky first single, Are You Happy Now (which is released
on June 30), the future-hit, Love Me Like That (featuring
a guest appearance by Sheryl Crow) and the accomplished pop of
Michelle is set to embark upon a major US tour as guests to The
Dixie Chicks throughout the Summer.
IndieLondon has had a chance to listen to most of the album,
and we have to admit - it's pretty darn good for fans of this
sort of songwriting.
Our review will be posted shortly.