Beth Gibbons will release her new solo album Lives Outgrown this week, featuring her latest single Lost Changes.

She will headline a Manchester gig at the Albert Hall in June.

New track Lost Changes is accompanied by a video directed by acclaimed photographer June Calypso.

Beth Gibbons’ new album Lives Outgrown features 10 tracks recorded over a period of 10 years.  The album is produced by James Ford and Beth Gibbons with additional production from Lee Harris.  It follows a period of sustained reflection and change and what she describes as ‘lots of goodbyes’ to family, friends and her former self.

“I realised what life was like with no hope,” says Beth Gibbons. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.”

The album promises to also touch on motherhood, anxiety and the menopause as well as mortality.  “People started dying,” she says. “When you’re young, you never know the endings, you don’t know how it’s going to pan out. You think: we’re going to get beyond this. It’s going to get better. Some endings are hard to digest. … Now I’ve come out of the other end, I just think, you’ve got to be brave.”

When does Beth Gibbons headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?

Beth Gibbons headlines at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 10 June 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of three UK headline shows she is playing:
9 June   –   London, Barbican Centre
10 June   –   Manchester, Albert Hall
11 June   –   Edinburgh, Usher Hall

Image of Beth Gibbons courtesy Netti Habel