The Overtones have announced the release of their new album, the first since the passing of the group’s lead singer Timmy Matley.
The group’s self-titled sixth studio album is due to be released in October 19th. The record – their first as a four-piece – will be a tribute to Timmy. The singer died in April this year at the age of 36.
The vocal harmony group consisting of Lockie Chapman, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest and Mark Franks have also shared the first track from the album, a cover of The Real Thing's You to Me Are Everything. Available to stream on Spotify now, the song is a teaser of what the fans can expect from the upcoming album. You to Me Are Everything features The Overtones’ signature well-crafted vocal harmonies and modern vintage sound. Listen below:
The new album is a collection of carefully selected covers, including Dionne Warwick/Aretha Franklin's I Say A Little Prayer, and original music that celebrate the group’s achievements. They said: “There are obviously songs for reflection and even sadness but there are also songs to put a smile on your face and get you up dancing. There’s a big mix of feelings and moods in this album which was certainly a challenge to express but we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved.”
“This album means the world to us and we want it to mean something to the listener too.”
The Overtones have also announced a 22-date UK tour which will kick off at the Watford Colosseum on November 22 and culminate with a festive Christmas show on December 20 at the London’s Indigo O2. Tickets go on sale this Friday August 24th at 10am.
The Overtones were discovered in 2010 when they were working as decorators near Oxford Street and a talent scout heard them singing on their tea break. Their debut record Good Ol' Fashioned Love peaked at Number 4 in 2010 on the Official Albums Chart, and four of their studio albums have landed in the UK Top 10. Look at their complete Official Chart history here.