With tickets on sale now, Foy will be taking in a total of 15 Dates throughout October:
UK Tour Dates – October 2021
October 1 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
October 2 – The Met, Bury
October 4 – The Firebug, Leicester
October 5 – Leaf, Liverpool
October 6 – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
October 7 – The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
October 8 – The Dorothy Pax, Sheffield
October 9 – The Louisiana, Bristol
October 13 – Gullivers, Manchester
October 14 – Paper Dress Vintage, London
October 15 – Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
October 16 - Town Hall, Trowbridge
October 17 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
October 19 – Tunbridge Wells Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells
October 20 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
October 21 – The Boileroom, Guildford
Tickets are on sale at: https://www.chloefoy.com/live
A spokesperson for the artist said: “Foy’s new album ‘Where Shall We Begin’ closes the chapter on a formative period for the Gloucestershire-via-Manchester songwriter.
“After losing her father to depression, Foy embarked on a ten-year-period where she followed her career path tirelessly whilst also dealing with the internal and external fallout from losing an influential figure so young.”
Foy first started to attract attention as far back as 2013 when her debut single ‘In The Middle of the Night’ was picked up by BBC Radio 6 and Radio 2. Follow-up singles, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Asylum’, brought huge streaming success - the latter is approaching 8.5 millon Spotify plays - and festival appearances followed soon after - SXSW in 2018, Greenman and Cambridge Folk Festival in 2019.
‘Where Shall We Begin’ is said to be ‘the sound of someone who has spent years working away, content to only unleash their first full body of work when they, as an artist, were at their most complete.’
Foy said: “For me, this album has come out of a decade of hard graft, trying to balance my craft with making a living, whilst taking my time to get it right. All whilst dealing with the fallout of a huge bereavement in my most formative years. I was finding it hard to work out who I was within this new, alien context of losing a parent.”
The artist’s spokesperson continued: “Inspired by songwriters like Gillian Welch, Edith Piaf and Tyler Ramsay, and producers like Blake Mills and John Congleton, the resulting album revolves around Foy’s spinetingling, pure vocals and her near perfect songwriting.
“Expect the melodies to lodge in your head for days. Recorded at Pinhole Studios in Manchester, an army of musical collaborators dropped by to lend their embellishments to Foy’s patchwork; viola and harp contributions taking the work to a whole new level. Foy co-produced the record alongside musical collaborator, Harry Fausing Smith, who is also responsible for the string arrangements.
“The songs themselves are both incredibly empathetic and self-compassionate. ‘And It Goes’ is about how her mother’s love remained unfaltering even as she came to terms with the loss of her soulmate, while stand-out ‘Work of Art’ is about the warmth created for both songwriter and audience when a community of music lovers come together to spend their evening lost in song.
“It all adds to make up for a soothing and incredibly vulnerable listen. An album that could both rock a baby to sleep, and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, inspire deep self-excavation and existential analysis. The kind of album that doesn’t come around very often.”
Chloe Foy added: “These songs are my most inner and deepest secrets. The kind of things I only express to those closest to me, but for some reason in song, I can be open with the world.”
Where Shall We Begin Tracklist
1. Where Shall We Begin
3. Work Of Art
7. Shining Star
8. Left Centred Weight
9. And It Goes
10. Square Face
Chloe Foy music channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/chloefoymusic/featured