Dami Im announces new album to be released in March
Australian singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist Dami Im is set to release her fourth studio album I Hear A Song on March 23rd.
The album will see Im breathe new life into a collection of songs from the most iconic and ground-breaking women of music along with two new original songs, all in Nashville. Tracks include ‘Feeling Good’ famously performed by Nina Simone, Beyoncé’s ‘Love On Top’, Dionne Warwick's classic 'Say A Little Prayer' and ‘Autumn Leaves’, available now as an instant gratification track with all pre-orders of the album.
Im says of the album “Before you listen to the album it might look like an unusual combination of songs but I recorded every tune with the same desire, which was to share the stories of these amazing women, the most raw and simple way, through a microphone and my fingers on the black and white keys.”
Im and producer Rick Price recorded the album using, appropriately, old school methods. Every track was recorded with Im playing the piano or the Wurlitzer live as she sang. “Even though doing it together is more imperfect, it sounded better left organic and raw rather than trying to have that perfect, polished sound,” she says. Among the musicians on the album is double bassist Dennis Crouch (Johnny Cash, Elton John, Diana Krall), virtuoso harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely (Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Beyoncé), string arranger and viola player Kristin Wilkinson (Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton), and members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
To complement the album, Im will tour the east coast of Australia throughout April & May. “I think I Hear A Song will translate really well to quite an intimate kind of world, where I play the piano with a band around me and I get to really interact with the audience.” Im said.
You can pre-order I Hear A Song now by clicking here
Tickets for the I Hear A Song tour can be purchased now here
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I Hear A Song tracklisting
1. Feeling Good
2. I Hear A Song
3. Say A Little Prayer
5. My Funny Valentine
6. Love On Top
7. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
8. Come Away With Me
9. Cry Me A River
10. I Can’t Make You Love Me
11. God Bless The Child
12. Autumn Leaves
13. Round Midnight
14. Like A Cello
I Hear A Song tour dates
April 5 – The Star Gold Coast – Broadbeach Island
April 19 – Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne
April 20 – Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne
April 21 – Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne
May 4 – Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane
May 5 – Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane
May 10 – The Basement – Sydney
May 11 – The Basement – Sydney
May 12 – The Basement – Sydney