Alison Moyet has unveiled details of a new studio album Key to celebrate her 40-year career as a solo artist.

Released on 4 October, Key features reworked singles, fan favourites, deep cuts and two brand new songs. Moyet has also unveiled the itinerary of a 2025 world tour, her first headline dates in eight years.

Following her recent graduation from Brighton University in 2023 with a first-class degree in Fine Art Printmaking BA (Hons), Moyet has combined both art and music on Key, creating the album art herself. Alison says: “I wanted to take the opportunity to look at the trajectory of the past four decades and explore songs that, in their original form, were never fully realised or have had their relevance to me altered by time.”

The songs that feature on Key have all been reimagined alongside her producer, arranger and musical director Sean McGhee. Some remain closer to the originals – All Cried Out and Love Resurrection are refreshed rather than reinvented, their 80s motifs switched for a more timeless production. Meanwhile, others are cast in a new light, such as McGhee’s new arrangements of both Guy Sigsworth co-write Filigree and Is This Love?, now translated as an epic ballad. The new album has allowed Alison to revisit some of the songwriting highlights of her career including tracks such as Can’t Say It Like I Mean It and This House.

Lavish new single Such Small Ale fits naturally alongside the classics. Moyet wrote the song with McGhee and Suede guitarist Richard Oakes, the latter of whom performs on several tracks on the album.

Key is now available to pre-order here. A wide range of physical formats are available with exclusives for Amazon, HMV and select indie stories. The official store has bundles including marble colour vinyl, CD and cassette – all bundles include a print signed by Moyet.

Album tracklisting

  1. Where Hides Sleep
  2. All Cried Out
  3. Such Small Ale
  4. All Signs of Life
  5. Can’t Say It Like I Mean It
  6. Fire
  7. Filigree
  8. The Impervious Me
  9. More
  10. Is This Love?
  11. Tongue Tied
  12. My Right Arm
  13. So Am I
  14. My Best Day
  15. World Without End
  16. This House
  17. Love Resurrection
  18. You Don’t Have To Go


2025 World Tour dates
Following the release of Key, Moyet will embark upon a long-awaited world tour in 2025 – her first full headline tour since 2017. UK, Ireland and European dates are announced today (14 June) and US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand dates are to follow. Fans who pre-order Key from the official store HERE will receive the opportunity to access a UK and Ireland pre-sale for tickets. The pre-sale will open at 10am on 19th June and will be live until general on sale starts from 10am on 21 June.

Moyet adds: “Live work really matters to me. I can’t dial in a performance. I love the physical feeling that singing gives me. It’s totally primal and euphoric. On stage I remember how to connect with myself.”

16 Feb – Dublin, 3Olympia
17 Feb – Belfast, Waterfront Hall
20 Feb – York, Barbican
21 Feb – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
22 Feb – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
24 Feb – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
25 Feb – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
27 Feb – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
28 Feb – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
1 Mar – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
3 Mar – Sheffield, City Hall
4 Mar – Stockton, Globe
6 Mar – Gateshead, The Glasshouse
7 Mar – Buxton, Opera House
8 Mar – Reading, Hexagon
10 Mar – Brighton, Dome
11 Mar – London, Palladium
13 Mar – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
14 Mar – Swansea, Arena
15 Mar – Bath, Forum
17 Mar – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
18 Mar – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
20 Mar – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
21 Mar – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
22 Mar – Aberdeen, Music HallEUROPE
31 Mar – Oslo, Norway: Sentrum Scene
1 Apr – Stockholm, Sweden: Göta Lejon
3 Apr – Hamburg, Germany: Grosse Freiheit 36
5 Apr – Antwerp, Belgium: De Roma
7 Apr – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paradiso
8 Apr – Groningen, Netherlands: De Oosterpoort
9 Apr – Eindhoven, Netherlands: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
11 Apr – Cologne, Germany: Carlswerk Victoria
13 Apr – Frankfurt Germany: Batschkapp
14 Apr – Berlin, Germany: Huxleys Neue Welt
15 Apr – Copenhagen, Denmark: DR Koncerthuset


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