Rumer To Release New Album “B Sides and Rarities Vol. 2”

Following on from her highly praised 2021 album “Nashville Tears” which saw her interpret songs by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Hugh Prestwood, award-winning British vocalist and songwriter Rumer has announced a release date of April 22nd for her next album. The long awaited follow-up to 2015’s “B Sides and Rarities Vol. 1“, Vol 2 sees her once again digging deep and unearthing a treasure trove of songs she has previously recorded but not necessarily released including two never before released originals and cover versions of songs by an eclectic cast of writers… the full track listing is shown below.

One of these originals, “Roses” , is the album’s beautiful and dreamy lead track, available now

Part of the development of her 2015 album “Into Colour”, Rumer explains Roses” is a kind of a stream of consciousness taken place on a night bus – with images of childhood, of every day struggle, how tough it is especially for older women who are tired and working very hard manual jobs. I am relating my own struggle to others I see around me, and understanding the struggles in myself. It’s a meditation and a reflection on womanhood with Roses representing feminine desires. Ultimately, it’s a song about hope during times of great struggle, hope for beauty, for roses to show up and bloom, personally and in our lives.”
B Sides and Rarities Vol. 2Tracklisting:
1. Roses (Rumer)
2.You’re The One (Carly Simon)
3.Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters  (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 
4.Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)   
5.I Wanna Roo You (Van Morrison)
6.The Windows of The World (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)   
7.Never Arrive (Hugh Prestwood)
8.Old-Fashioned Girl (Rumer, Rob Shirakbari)
9.How Deep Is Your Love (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) 
10.My Lover Lies Under (Simon Aldred)
11.Wives and Lovers (ft. Rory More)  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)  
12.The Folks Who Live on The Hill  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein)
13.Where’ve You Been? (Donald Henry, Jonathan Vezner)
Pre-order the album here
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