Born in Australia and now based in the US, singer songwriter and actress Clare Bowen is set to release her debut album in the UK, ahead of her first ever tour in the country. The eponymous album will be out on August 31, and has been preceded by the beautifully crafted, ‘Let It Rain’ on 27 July, a showcase of Clare’s striking vocal abilities. The track was debuted on “Whispering” Bob Harris’s BBC 2 radio show in mid-July.
Best known for her leading role as Scarlett O’Connor on the hit TV series ‘Nashville’, Clare is a gifted performer, both on screen and in a live arena setting. She returns to the UK just months after selling out the O2 London with her ‘Nashville’ cast mates, who also sold-out three nights at the Royal Albert Hall last year. Bowen will be releasing her debut album, produced by Brooklyn, NYs Josh Kaufman, just before her tour kicks off at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on September 2. Tickets are on sale now.
“The most magical thing about Clare is how she becomes the music – her body vibrates, she becomes swallowed up by the sound and the emotion – and it was transfixing to watch. After hearing her, you remember what it means to be alive.” – Scenestr
Years before launching her career as a singer-songwriter, a young Clare Bowen was growing up in rural Australia, miles from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed.
“Music was my connection to the rest of the world,” she says. “I was brought up on my parents’ vinyl collection – everything from Vivaldi, to Elvis, to Dolly, to Springsteen, Edith Piaf and Etta James.”
Along the way, she established herself as an in-demand actress on both sides of the Atlantic, earning critical praise in the highly controversial Australian film, The Combination, directed by David Field, and as the leading role of Wendla in the Sydney Theatre Company’s musical production of Spring Awakening. Fresh off the set of ‘Nashville’ after 6 years of filming, she is happy to take a moment this Autumn to focus on music and promoting her new album which she has been writing and recording for years.
Find Clare Bowen online on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Clare’s eponymous debut album is out August 31 through BMG Records. You can find out information about tickets and upgrades for Clare’s UK tour on her official website.