The 11-track title is described as “highly emotional” but it’s not an exploration of Hart’s notoriously troubled life, which has seen her fighting against bipolar disorder, drink and drug addictions and a difficult upbringing.
Provogue say: “Instead, Beth chooses to find the good things that have been there all along – accepting and loving her parents for who they really are, appreciating a good husband, facing her fears head-on, and ultimately finding ways to heal and convert that positive energy into music that moves people.
“This is an incredibly moving record that’s going to reach people on a very personal level, because a one-of-a-kind artist found the perfect formula for exposing her very private inner voice and empowering it with her legendary outer voice.”
Hart tours the UK starting in April
Apr 30: Cheltenham Jazz Festival May 01: Bristol Colston Hall May 03: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall May 06: Glasgow O2 ABC May 08: London Barbican May 09: Leeds O2 Academy May 11: Cambridge Corn Exchange May 13: Nottingham Rock City
Better Than Home tracklist
- Might As Well Smile 02. Tell ‘Em To Hold On 03. Tell Her You Belong To Me 04. Trouble 05. Better Than Home 06. St. Teresa 07. We’re Still Living In The City 08. The Mood That I’m In 09. Mechanical Heart 10. As Long As I Have A Song 11. Mama This One’s For You (bonus track on limited edition)