“’Not Your Muse’ is the power I found when I felt powerless…In making this album I have allowed myself to arrive at a place where I feel empowered, fiercely wide-eyed and fulfilled. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved on my debut album and to be in this position, after the year that has been, I feel nothing but gratitude and excitement. I hope you enjoy it…” Celeste (December 2020)
Not Your Muse features twelve songs, including nine brand new tracks alongside acclaimed singles “Strange,” “A Little Love” and “Stop This Flame. The album is available on CD, cassette, vinyl (including a white label red vinyl) and deluxe CD. The deluxe version contains an additional nine tracks, including early favourites “Lately,” “Both Sides Of The Moon” and “Father’s Son” as well as “Hear My Voice” and new song “It’s Alright” with Jon Batiste from the Disney Pixar film SOUL.
The release completes what has been a remarkable period for 2020’s breakthrough artist, who achieved the double win of BBC Sound of 2020 and the BRITS Rising Star award. Celeste’s spell-binding performance of “Strange” at The BRITS in February placed her firmly in the global spotlight, winning her a legion of new fans blown away by its raw intimacy. While the ensuing pandemic put paid to all touring and festival plans, the British-Jamaican soul singer and songwriter released a string of captivating songs – the sentiments of which resonate in these uncertain times – including “Hear My Voice” which was co-written with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and is the focus track of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin. “Hear My Voice” is tipped as an Oscars contender for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards this year. New song “A Little Love,” which was written and recorded for UK’s John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas advertising campaign, has been widely praised as a Christmas classic in the making. She is the first artist to be commissioned to write and perform an original song for the ad, marking another milestone in her unparalleled ascent.
With the release of her phenomenal debut album, Not Your Muse, this year looks set to belong to Celeste too.
Celeste – Not Your Muse eAlbum
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