The new solo album from the lead vocalist of Capercaillie
Karen Matheson has captivated audiences around the world and sold over a million records worldwide as the lead singer of the best-selling, internationally-renowned Celtic super-group Capercaillie, recognized by Billboard magazine as “the most exciting and vibrant band in the field of Celtic music today.” Her Fifth solo album, Still Time, is a collection of contemporary and traditional sounding songs featuring an intoxicating palette of sonic textures wrapped around that instantly recognizable voice. Featuring piano and production by Donald Shaw, the album was a creative discovery from this summer’s unexpected lock-down. With special guests Clockwork Strings, Alyn Cosker, Rudi Di Groot, John Doyle, Fraser Fifield, Hannah Fisher, James Grant, Sorren MacLean, Anna Massie, Michael McGoldrick, James McIntosh, Ryan Quigley, Dirk Powell and Ewen Vernal.
Matheson explains; ‘’10 years ago I was working on a bunch of different tracks, unsure of what direction to go in when I found myself facing a number of personal challenges including the loss of both my parents. It felt right to concentrate on the Gaelic songs of my childhood, in tribute to what had given true shape to my life, resulting in the purely Gaelic release of ‘Urram’ from 2015. We were then left with a body of work, waiting in the wings to be resurrected at a later date with my sore heart eased and my faith in humanity restored. Fast-forward a decade and while the world paused, bird song soared and banana bread baked “Still Time” was re-born. With the help of some familiar, brilliant musicians who could accommodate the ‘home-recording’ situation we worked through lock-down. Somehow having time to reflect and consider music in a different way helped me finally finish the record and I am super proud of it!’’
"Karen Matheson has a throat that is surely touched by God.” —Sean Connery
“Exquisite finesse and expressive fluency shine through each successive song.” —The Sunday Herald (Scotland)