ERJA LYYTINEN — 24 Angels from Stolen Hearts

The electric blues can trace its lineage back to Elmore James.

But the queen of slide guitar is undoubtedly the Finnish musician & singer-songwriter ERJA LYYTINEN.

The Sky Is Crying - Erja Lyytinen Photo Credit: © Neil Mach
The Sky Is Crying – Erja Lyytinen
Photo Credit: © Neil Mach

We applauded her “The Sky Is Crying” album (2014) which we described in our print edition as a re-telling of classic electric-blues. With a voice that’s clear-cut enough to stab across the increasingly hypnotic guitar-work … and strings touched so lighty … the sounds seem lost in the mists..

Now an official music video has been released for her new single, 24 Angels, we had a listen:

This is a lush, warming folk-rock number with heartfelt burnt umber vocals and guitar sighs and wavers … a trembled heart of emotion.

Erja’s “Stolen Hearts” April 2017 UK Tour will begin at the Square & Compass in Ilminster on Sunday 9th April. [Other dates below video]

The new album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. Erja’s vocals were recorded at State of the Ark Studios in London by multi-platinum selling engineer and producer Chris Kimsey, known for his contributions to classic Rolling Stones albums Sticky Fingers and Some Girls.  Kimsey also mixed the album.

Main Image: Photo Credit: Laurence Harvey

UK DATES – APRIL 2017

Square & Compass, Ilminster Sunday 9 April 2017

The 100 Club, London – Record Release Party Tuesday 11 April 2017

Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion Wednesday 12 April

Durham Gala Theatre, Durham – with Chantel McGregor Thursday 13 April 2017

Hard Rock Hell – Blues Festival @ Sheffield O2 Academy Saturday 15 April 2017

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