The singer chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about bringing her new tour ‘Made Out of Stars’ to London next week.
Hi Anne, how are you feeling about coming back to London? I am absolutely thrilled to be back. I love London. It reminds me so much of New York. I have always felt right at home here. I am so lucky that I have found a venue here to be my home away from home in Crazy Coqs at Zedel.
What do you love the most about performing for audiences in London? My first time here was last October and from the very beginning London audiences embraced me with such love. It’s hard to know when you make your debut in a city if people will show up. Well you did and it was a wonderful set of concerts. Now just six months later I am back with my brand new album Made Out Of Stars and I can’t wait to sing my songs from these fab audiences.
What can audiences expect from the show? In this tour I will feature some new songs from my album but also lots of cover songs that people will know. The covers range from artists like Pink, Robyn, Alanis Morisette, Stevie Wonder and songs from the film The Greatest Showman. There are lots of stories about how my album was written and how I have been inspired as a songwriter. We will laugh together and maybe even cry together. Either way, I hope audiences will leave feeling they have felt something and had a great time.
The new tour is in support of your new album ‘Made Out of Stars’ – how would you describe the album? Made Out Of Stars is a very personal release for me. This is the first time I have co-written on every track on a record, except for the one Tears For Fears cover I did, Everybody Wants To Rule The World. After an epic Kickstarter campaign, I co-wrote Made Out of Stars in Los Angeles with award winning songwriters and producers Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae) and Shane Stevens. It is a pop EP that ranges from dance hits to a thought provoking ballad that I wrote in Nashville with James Farrell. Overall, its a feel good record that really makes you dance and celebrate life.
How have you found touring the new show so far? I am absolutely loving this tour. This is only the beginning as we kicked it off in LA and then played NYC. London is only the third stop on the tour but we have a long way to go. Because I love the music so much it makes it easy to be on the road with it. I look forward to sharing it with new audiences.
After the tour has been completed what is next in store for you? I am always writing so the plan would be to start recording new music. We also need to do some music videos so that will be part of the next phase. Mostly I just want to keep growing as an artist. I will always keep touring because growing my audiences is important too. Plus I love to sing and stage and I never want to stop!
By Emma Clarendon
Anne Steele will perform at Live at Zedel on the 3rd and 4th April.