In The Court docket Of The Crimson Queen sees Toyah continuing to hold court docket with a set of fantastically crafted songs, believed provoking lyrics and a rally cry to eternally dwelling lifetime out loud, happy and heard. The album’s 15 tracks examine lifestyle, adore, empowerment and wonderment.
Quite a few of the album’s tracks have been previewed dwell in the latest Toyah concert tours or highlighted on (now deleted) enthusiast-only releases. Toyah and Simon Darlow have been acquiring new tunes and perfecting this entire body of get the job done which is now reimagined as a double album. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen offers a selection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and two lifetimes of performing, creating and producing new music.
Opener Dance In The Hurricane is an epic ode to defiantly going for walks your own path by way of lifestyle with drumming to die for. Lead one Sensational encourages shining a mild on the attractiveness and bravery in other individuals, reminding our little ones and beloved ones to unlock their invincibility and toughness. Telepathic Lover reaches out like a snaking, siren’s phone to both equally listener and the lyric’s bodily absent lover in a groove-laden command to “come alive”. Our Hearts Even now Beat (published for the film In Extremis) and Legacy chart the intense journeys enjoy can choose throughout generations and proportions. Latex Messiah and Arrive invite everyone’s interior rebel and unashamed self-expression to be unleashed in their energetic tour de pressure. Who Allow The Beast Out was premiered at London Scoop’s 2016 outside musical Crime and Punishment which featured 13 of Toyah & Darlow’s tunes.
Each and every songwriter with their personal pedigree, Willcox (Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be No cost, Excellent Morning Universe, Courageous New Entire world) and Darlow (Slave To The Rhythm, Give Me Back again My Heart) proven a song producing partnership as much again as 1978 and went on to have hits with the major 20 Toyah solitary releases Rebel Operate and Never Fall In Enjoy. Simon Darlow produced and performed all instruments on In The Courtroom Of The Crimson Queen.
For 42 several years Toyah has taken to the stage like no other. She has won various awards and nominations from singing to writing to acting. In 2001 Toyah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham. In 2018 Paul McCartney awarded Toyah a LIPA Liverpool Institute for Executing Arts Companionship for Excellent Accomplishment in tunes, drama, functionality and media. Toyah has also been awarded a star on the Kings Heath Walk of Fame and a star on Birmingham’s Broad Road Wander of Stars recognising her achievements.
Toyah will complete materials from the new album live on tour throughout 2019 with in excess of 50 confirmed dates which includes a Scottish tour in April, summer months festivals which include stops in Dublin, Bali and Belgium, and an autumn/winter season tour of main Uk metropolitan areas. Simon will be joining Toyah on stage at some of these gatherings.