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June 9, 2010 by  

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Seth Lakeman new video

Seth Lakeman today unveils the video for his beautiful single ‘Hearts & Minds’, which is released on Monday 21st June. ‘Hearts & Minds’ is taken from Seth’s forthcoming new album of the same name which is released the following Monday 28th June.

The video features Seth busking his way up from his Dartmoor home to his recent gig at the Komedia in Bath. It includes impromptu acoustic sets across the West Country, including Bristol City Centre, fan houses, rural pubs and much more. There’s also some lovely animations from Aardman production house, the creators of Wallace & Gromit.

Seth Lakeman – Hearts & Minds (HD)

Seth Lakeman | MySpace Music Videos

Seth plays a intimate showcase at London, Jazz Cafe on Tuesday the 29th June.

Album: ‘Hearts & Minds’
Released: 28th June 2010
Label: Virgin Music/ Relentless

This summer, Seth Lakeman, widely regarded as the UK’s foremost folk singer songwriter, makes his eagerly awaited return with new album ‘Hearts & Minds’, due for release on Relentless/ Virgin on June 14th. The follow up to 2008’s Top 10, critically acclaimed ‘Poor Man’s Heaven’, ‘Hearts & Minds’ encompasses traditional and modern themes of love, loss and human struggle and represents a further leap forward in both songwriting and sonics.

Seth has taken his story telling to a new level on his fourth album, tackling contemporary issues such as the financial crash and the greed of politicians and the banking system, as on the title track of the album Hearts and Minds (out June 7th). Other lyrical themes both personal and universal are covered elsewhere, including the struggles of the working-man (‘Hard Working Man’) and soldiers losing their lives in battle (‘Spinning Days’).

‘Hearts & Minds’ (14th June Relentless/ Virgin) also moves into new sonic territory with the studio work of Tchad Blake, the producer and engineer internationally known for his work with the likes of Tom Wait, Crowded House, Black Keys and Elvis Costello. On tracks such as future single ‘Tiny World’, Blake has developed Seth’s traditional, percussive stomp into something more expansive, warm and intimate –echoing the more personal lyric. Lead single ‘Hearts & Minds’ sees Seth’s unique, compelling brand of ‘indie-folk’ move further into the kind of harder edged sound sign posted on the Poor Man’s Heaven album. A rabble rousing call for people to stand together to face the battles of everyday life in an ever more challenging world, the single is already a favourite in Seth’s rhythmic and captivating live shows that continue to garner an ever growing army of followers.

Having come to wider public attention following his Mercury nominated Kitty Jay album in 2005, when Seth brought folk music to a new, younger audience, he has been widely credited with breaking down perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and its acceptance (or lack of it) in the mainstream. Here he returns into a musical landscape he arguably helped to shape, that now encompasses a whole new breed of folk inspired / acoustic artists, including the likes of Noah and the Whale, Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling, currently enjoying an unprecedented level of critical and commercial success. Hearts & Minds, provides an exciting addition to that landscape, where contemporary themed tracks rub shoulders with more traditional tales and furious fiddle playing and stomping rhythms combine with intricate acoustic numbers to form an album which undoubtedly represents Lakeman’s most mature and compelling work to date.



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