Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Song "Frederick Douglass "to be featured on new album "Into Colour" 2013

Scroll to 3:27 to hear Rumer's early composition "Frederick Douglass". This video is Bazoo Bajou in 2009

Rumer - Traveling Boy (in Philadelphia, 10/23/2011)

Rumer previews a track from her forthcoming "Boys Don't Cry" album at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live Upstairs venue...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"BOYS DON'T CRY" MAY 2012, "Into Colour" NEW ALBUM 2013

Rumer Preps 'Boys' Covers Album, 2013 Sophomore Release
BY GARY GRAFF, DETROIT
FEBRUARY 9, 2012 | 11:58PM

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Even as her debut album, "Seasons of My Soul," starts to gain traction in the U.S., British singer Rumer ** is looking ahead not one but two albums into her future.

Next up, Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells Billboard.com is a covers set called "Boys Don't Cry" that she's "just finished" and hopes to release in May. As the title indicates, it features "obscure covers from the 70s written by men," including tunes by Isaac Hayes **, RICHIE HAVENS, Tim Harden **, Paul Williams **, STEPHEN BISHOP, John Sebastian ** and others.

"I knew it was going to take a little bit of time to write the second record, and I didn't want to take too long to give some more music to people," Rumer explains. "And also it was a project I was really interested in doing. I love to learn and I love to discover music. There's nothing I love more than finding old songs and polishing them up and performing them. It's about passion for other people's work." Key to the concept, she adds, was that, "it's a selection of songs that weren't necessarily hits at the time but were interesting songs -- some political, some abstract. They're not the usual 'I love you, you love me, you broke my heart.' They're more interesting than that."

As for singing men's songs, Rumer contends she wasn't intimidated. "It's like folk music, where people just sing and don't change the gender," says Rumer, who co-produced the set with "Seasons of My Soul" collaborator Steve Brown and Jenny Muskett. "Judy Collins would sing 'Barbara Allen' and stuff like that. There's no need to change it, really."

As for her "Seasons of My Soul's" proper follow-up, Rumer is eyeing the early summer of 2013. She already has "four or five ideas and sketches" for new songs and says the album's title -- "Into Color" -- is indicative of the direction she hopes the music will take. "It's going to be a singer-songwriter album," Rumer predicts. "It'll still be warm and fuzzy, but if 'Seasons of My Soul' is blue, 'Into Color' is going to be yellow -- sunnier, more hopeful, happier. I tend to struggle with happiness and letting myself feel happy, so this is going to be a search for that, and by the end of the album I will hope to have found it."

While she has the future in focus, however, Rumer is also enjoying the developments of the present. After taking "Seasons of My Soul" gold in her homeland, Rumer watched the album hit No. 1 on the American iTunes chart -- "A huge surprise," she says -- the day after her appearance on CBS's "Sunday Morning." She wraps up a North American tour tonight (Feb. 9) in New York but expects to return again to continue building momentum across the pond.

"I'm glad to be able to perform to small and appreciative crowds because I never had the opportunity in the U.K.," Rumer notes. "I went straight from the radio to big, big, big theaters there. So it's fantastic for me to have an opportunity to go form town to town in small venues, meeting everybody. I'm more comfortable hustling than I am being successful, to tell you the truth."


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CBS News AMAZING US Interview with Rumer

Talks of how Rumer was unknown in music for 10 years, where she used to work her odd jobs and Rumer's family life and her trip to Pakistan to find her real father. :-(
Amazing story.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head Live on French TV Tarata

Rumer performed 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' and 'Am I Forgiven' on the programme.








Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas

‘Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas’

Rumer is set to release ‘Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas’, a special one-off collaboration with the legendary Burt Bacharach and acclaimed American playwright Steven Sater. The set will feature a brand new Bacharach composition, ‘Some Lovers’ – not featured on her debut album, ‘Seasons Of My Soul’ - together with her beautiful take on the classic ‘Alfie’.

‘Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas’ will be released on a limited edition 7” vinyl, designed by Rumer herself, and will also be available to download and buy on CD from December 13th.



Available on CD/special edition 7"/download at www.rumer.co.uk

CD also available exclusively in HMV.

Alfie!

Rumer will appear on Loose Women Nov 30th

Rumer on Loose Women

Make sure to watch Rumer's performance on ITV's 'Loose Women' on Tuesday, November 30th.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Updated songs page... check out Chancerpark.

I've updated the songs page so do have a look... New on there is info about Rumer featuring on Chancerpark's digital EP.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Grab Rumer's album for just £5 from 7digital this week!

POSTED: TUE 02 NOV 2010

7Digital.com has chosen Rumer's debut 'Seasons Of My Soul' as this week's 'Featured Album' . They are offering it for £5 for a limited period. Click here to purchase the album.

Video about the Red Cross event Sept 10th 2010

Rumer's lives shows

If you haven't got your ticket yet - HURRY UP!

  • 02 Nov 10London - The Tabernacle - SOLD OUT
  • 12 Nov 10Oxford - New Theatre - Supporting Jools Holla...Buy
  • 13 Nov 10Bristol - Colston Hall - Supporting Jools Hol...Buy
  • 24 Nov 10Nottingham - Royal Centre - Supporting Jools ...Buy
  • 25 Nov 10Leicester - De Montfort - Supporting Jools Ho...Buy
  • 26 Nov 10London - Royal Albert Hall - Supporting Jools...Buy
  • 27 Nov 10London - Royal Albert Hall - Supporting Jools...Buy
  • 13 Dec 10Birmingham - Glee ClubBuy
  • 14 Dec 10Manchester - Band On The WallBuy
  • 15 Dec 10Glasgow - Classic GrandBuy
  • 17 Dec 10London - Shepherds Bush EmpireBuy

Check out Rumer singing Rocket man live

Click here to listen.


Rumer Takes Over I Like Music Pop

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