Shaznay Lewis new album PagesAll Saints star Shaznay Lewis unveils new solo album

Following the release of her comeback solo single Miracle, All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis has announced details of Pages, her first solo album in 20 years.

Pages, her long-awaited second solo album, will be released on 17 May and to celebrate the singer has unveiled new single Kiss Of Life. Watch the video below:

Starting again

Shaznay says, “I do feel as though I’m starting again, and making this record with some special people has been an exhilarating experience. I felt free for the first time.

“For this album, myself and the people I worked with were making it for one reason only: to just make music that we felt was good, and for people to take and enjoy. You need to be in the right place and clear headspace to create good work and finally, I had that.”

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Soul provider

Both classic and contemporary, Kiss Of Life is a punchy, dubby, track reminiscent of 70s soul legends such as Minnie Ripperton and Donnie Hathaway.

Shaznay, who collaborated on the song with writer/producer team Emily Phillips and Ant Whiting (Florence + The Machine, Sigrid), adds, “I like to talk a lot before we start creating anything. That feels more organic to me; when you are about to open yourself up you need to know the person a bit more. I had some wonderful conversations with Emily. We played with many melody ideas, and once Kiss of Life was finished we knew we had something special. I always know what my ears want to hear. The song was written about my children.”

The album features Self Esteem, Shola Ama and General Levy and includes contributions from writers and producers: Ben Cullum (Celeste), Michael Angelo (Sam Smith, Not3s), Johan Hugo (Self Esteem, Diplo), Jez Ashurst (Maisie Peters, Little Mix), Moyses Dos Santos (Freya Ridings) and Charlie Stacey (Ezra Collective).

Pages tracklist:

Pick You Up (featuring Self Esteem)
Kiss Of Life
Good Mourning (featuring Shola Ama & General Levy)
Supposed To Be
Got To Let Go
Tears To The Floor
Awake (Motu)
Hearts In Danger

Pages is available to pre-order on digital, vinyl, CD and cassette here.

Shaznay will also play London’s Mighty Hoopla on 2 June for further information click here.

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