New Release: Imelda May – The Girl I Used To Be

Imelda May has announced details of her new single The Girl I Used To Be, released 30th June on Decca Records. The track is taken from her wonderful new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, The Girl I Used To Be is a memoir of Imelda’s life growing up in the Liberties area of Dublin, and the lessons learned she will pass on to her daughter…

About the track, Imelda writes, “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end,” says Imelda of the track. “Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story. I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing up in Dublin. We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people. They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter”

Upcoming tour dates include…

June 12th – Reading, Hexagon
June 20th – Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond VA*
June 21st – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte NC*
June 22nd – Filene Center at Wolf, Vienna VA*
June 24th – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
June 25th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
June 27th – Webster Hall, New York NY
June 28th – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
June 30th – Park West, Chicago IL

*Supporting Elvis Costello