Jon Allen Previews New Album ‘Blue Flame’ with BBC Radio’s Robert Elms
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jon Allen recently stopped by the Robert Elms Show at BBC Radio London to discuss his upcoming new album, Blue Flame out May 18th, 2018.
Elms begins the interview by playing the album’s horn-driven opener, “Jonah’s Whale” which has already been receiving support from BBC Radio play. After chatting about the album’s recording process, Allen closes out the interview with a stripped-down acoustic performance of the album’s second track, “Keep on Walking.”
Click the player below to listen to the full interview, starting at [2:09:10]:
Now on his fourth studio album, Allen has developed his traditional folk-rock driven sound into a more blue eyed soul approach. While all of Allen’s previous albums contained soulful elements, Blue Flame represents the singer’s first out-and-out soul record, bringing a soulful confection of feel-good tunes delivered with Allen’s inimitable whisky-soaked voice.
“I wrote this album to try and cheer myself up,” explains Allen. “My three previous albums were much more downbeat, so I figured with this record we could all do with a pick-me-up!”
Jon Allen’s new album, Blue Flame will be available on May 18th, 2018. CD/Digital pre-order and more information coming soon!