Taking a ‘Peace’ of the Music World
Heather Peace’s latest “big gay anthem” plus new album.
She set our hearts racing on the Scottish lesbian drama Lip Service, and now it seems that Heather Peace is turning her full attention on her music career. Her new music video for the single, We Can Change, was released on YouTube this last month. “We Can Change is my big gay anthem,” says Peace. “It’s for every kid that has ever messaged me on social media to say they’re being bullied. It’s basically saying, ‘stop pointing out the differences and we can actually change the world for the better!’”
Peace will release her newest album, The Thin Line on June 9, the follow up to her 2012 debut Fairytales. Set to mark her arrival as an exciting new musical talent to a wider audience than ever before, The Thin Line is a soulful, organic pop gem that incorporates Peace’s love of ’60s girl groups, Motown and ’80s pop. It rightly puts her rich vocals at the fore against a backdrop of lush pop strings, piano riffs and fat bass lines. Produced by James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Superfood), the album was mostly recorded live then overlaid with brass sections, strings and drenched in massive vocal harmonies from Peace.
“I love Dusty Springfield and ’60s girl groups and from the beginning James and I knew we wanted an album that was recorded in homage to Spector’s Wall Of Sound,” says Peace. Over the last 3 years, Peace has performed three sell-out UK tours with her full band along with 4 sell-out solo acoustic tours. An actor for 16 years, she recently left her role in BBC One drama Waterloo Road to make the album. “This is the first time I feel confident enough to take a break from acting to give [music] my full attention,” says Peace, who started singing with a church choir at the age of five.
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