Indie-folk artist Mel Parsons has released her long-awaited fourth album Glass Heart on CD and vinyl.
The record follows 2015’s award-winning Drylands, which spent 51 weeks in the charts.
Glass Heart is a bold and beautifully crafted body of work, which sees Parsons revealing a darker and fuller sound, while still retaining her trademark poignant storytelling.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary American producer Mitchell Froom (Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie, Crowded House, Missy Higgins, Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega) and an incredible cast of US-based musicians, including guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones), bass player Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia), drummer Ted Poor (Andrew Bird) and Froom on keyboards.
“I had been wanting to work with Mitchell for a few years, so when our schedules finally aligned things happened pretty quickly,” says Parsons. “Mitchell and I had first been in touch back about working together back in 2015, but I’ve admired his work for a long time – he has produced some of my favourite albums.”
“You hear about how amazing these people are – and obviously by reputation you know that they’re operating at a really high level – but it wasn’t until we started working on the songs and got into the studio that I experienced Mitchell’s quiet genius firsthand.”