Album Reviews

Beth Orton shines on her seventh, sombre outing

The English singer’s latest album is a meditative reflection on inner conflict and the process of self-healing

Beth Orton: vocals weaving delicate spells on album number seven

Singer-Songwriter: Beth Orton, Weather Alive (Partisan)

Is it really almost 30 years since we first heard Beth Orton’s beautifully fragile voice on her own mellow electronica records and also those made by the likes of The Chemical Brothers and William Orbit? Yes, it is, and to say we are glad to have Orton back in the game with her seventh studio album (and first in six years) is an understatement. Weather Alive is a record ...