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Beth Hart previews Better Than Home

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

  1. 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)
Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.