Britain's Katie Melua returns to her intimate pop sound with 2020's artfully textured Album No. 8. The album is Melua's first proper studio follow-up to 2013s Ketevan and arrives four years after her majestic holiday collaboration with the Gori Women's Choir, In Winter. While a return to her original alternative pop style, Album No.
The mention of Katie Melua tends to stir up those turgid jibes about the inaccuracy of her lyrics in Nine Million Bicycles, yet what is often suppressed is that she has released many an album to much success and acclaim, and is a talented musician and poignant songwriter. A BRIT School alumnus, Melua caught the ear of songwriter and producer Mike Batt and was signed to Dramatico when she was 18. Her first album Call Off The Search was released in 2003 and has sold almost two million copies.