3) – Platinum recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Ron Pope, has released his version of Harry Styles‘ ‘Late Night Talking‘ today (6 Sep).
Ron performed an intimate show last Wednesday evening at Blüthner Piano Centre for select media and fans in London. The showcase celebrated the release of Pope’s new album Inside Voices and previewed his upcoming 13-date UK and European headline tour later this month – tickets on sale here.
Lead single ‘The Real Thing’ and its album-mates from Inside Voices were all created in the wake of the experience of nearly losing his wife in 2020, infusing renewed vitality into music written about a relationship that has been explored in song for nearly two decades and ten albums.
Pope’s Inside Voices is an expertly crafted collection of songs about growth, heartache, lasting love, the joys of parenthood, and living with gratitude. This is an album that was created in an emotional foxhole, written as Pope and his family recovered from his wife’s near death experience and recorded as he tragically lost both of his grandparents over one eight-day span.
“My grandparents were the kind of ‘crazy in love but also practical, good partners’ that we are,” Pope says. “They died eight days apart, right as we were working up this music. I waded through a river of darkness during that period and I damn near drowned in it, but when I came out the other side, I was so full of gratitude.” The ten song journey leads listeners through his transition from son to husband and father, through grief and ultimately, back to joy.
“This is an album from a man who’s been on his knees and, through love and music, has found the strength to get back to his feet; it could well do the same for you.”
RON POPE’S UPCOMING UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
September 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret Scene
September 14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
September 15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Södra Teatern
September 16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Södra Teatern
September 17 – København, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
September 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
September 21 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Berlin
September 22 – München, Germany – Ampere / Muffatwerk
September 23 – Cologne, Germany – Artheater
September 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
September 27 – Bristol, UK – St. George’s Bristol
September 28 – Manchester, UK – Stoller Hall
September 29 – London, UK – Union Chapel