Seasons of My Soul

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Seasons of My Soul
Studio album by Rumer
Released 1 November 2010
Recorded 2009 - 2010
Genre Soul, Easy Listening
Label Atlantic
Rumer chronology
Seasons of My Soul
(2010)
Boys Don't Cry
(2012)
Singles from Seasons of My Soul
  1. "Slow"
    Released: 23 August 2010
  2. "Aretha"
    Released: 25 October 2010
  3. "Am I Forgiven"
    Released: 29 April 2011

Seasons of My Soul is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Rumer. It was released on 1 November 2010.[1] The album peaked to number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, it also charted in 11 countries including Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden and Switzerland.

Singles[edit]

Background[edit]

In an Interview with Robert Copsey of Digital Spy she explained why the album was called "Seasons of My Soul", she said: "Mainly because it took me so long to make the album that I noticed that the songs were coming round again. I'd have these moods in my soul that would come around like seasons over the years and the songs matched the moods. It was like an emotional landscape. There are different shades, different feels and different colours to the album. Some people have been saying that 'Slow' is an autumnal song and so is 'Aretha' in a way."[2]

Meanwhile, in terms of its musical and lyrical influences, Rumer told Pete Lewis, Assistant Editor of Blues & Soul: "I think all the songs have elements of different things that have influenced me, and different MUSIC that's influenced me. Songs like 'Slow' and 'Come To Me High' have little dreamy, Bacharach-type chords and those lilting, gorgeous melodies that remind me of songs that I've heard and loved in films that were written by the fantastic composers from the Thirties like Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Then 'Take Me As I Am' is very Laura Nyro & LaBelle - soulful with a gospel feel. ("When we did Take Me As I Am, we were listening to the Laura Nyro/Labelle album Gonna Take a Miracle. That was a huge influence on the record. New York Tendaberry as well." )[3] While 'Thankful' I think is very Joni Mitchell from her Hejira phase, where it's like a poem which describes a season in each verse... While lyrically the album is largely just classic autobiographical storytelling."[4] Other influences on the album Rumer has cited are Judee Sill and, " Not necessarily in the songwriting, but in the production", Stephen Bishop.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition[6]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Am I Forgiven?"   Sarah Joyce, Steve Brown 3:28
2. "Come to Me High"   Joyce 2:49
3. "Slow"   Joyce 3:32
4. "Take Me as I Am"   Joyce 3:45
5. "Aretha"   Joyce, Brown 3:15
6. "Saving Grace"   Joyce 3:20
7. "Thankful"   Joyce, Brown 3:36
8. "Healer"   Greg Churchill, Joyce 3:14
9. "Blackbird"   Joyce 3:55
10. "On My Way Home"   Joyce 4:29
11. "Goodbye Girl"   David Gates 3:31

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom 1 November 2010 CD, Digital Download Atlantic records B003YM5X1C

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seasons Of My Soul: Rumer: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Copsey. "Rumer Interview". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk. 
  3. ^ MOJO 208 p.44 March 2011
  4. ^ Pete Lewis (October 2010). "Rumer interview". Blues & Soul. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  5. ^ MOJO, 208
  6. ^ "Seasons of My Soul by Rumer - Download Seasons of My Soul on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
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  22. ^ "Rumer : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  23. ^ Steffen Hung. "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2011". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  24. ^ "Irish album certifications – Rumer – Seasons of My Soul". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
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