WASHINGTON presents a collection of new music
Posted on 8 Sep 2011
INSOMNIA – a collection of new music
I BELIEVE YOU LIAR – international version
To coincide with the International release of Washington’s platinum selling, ARIA winning debut album, “I Believe You Liar”, Australian fans will be the only audience in the world to be offered a brand new 8-track companion piece - Insomnia
Insomnia is not a new Washington studio album. Variously described as a ‘magpie’s nest’ and ‘an 8-legged spider’ the project is an extension of the themes explored through the closing title track on her debut album. All of the material from Insomnia was written in the 12 manic months following the release of ‘I Believe You Liar’ in Australia and includes the current radio favourite Holy Moses.
Insomnia is a very personal collection of songs reflecting the undercurrent of moods and feelings at play during a particularly intense and exhilarating period in Washington’s life. The 8 new songs are paired against specific themes to add context to their creation.
Amphetamine - Holy Moses + Plastic Bag
Barbiturate – Skeleton Key + Sentimental Education
Nicotine – Public Pool + Letterbox
Opiate – High Treason + Insomnia
Insomnia will be available ONLY in Australia on OCTOBER 21.
Fans will have the chance to purchase a ‘Deluxe’ version of Insomnia on clear 10” vinyl, beautifully packaged with exclusive artwork, prose and photography from Washington’s personal archives.
On the same date Australian audiences will be able to purchase the International version of “I Believe You Liar” as remixed by 4 x Grammy Award winner Michael Brauer. This repackaged version of the debut album includes 2 of the songs from Insomnia along with new artwork. It will be available separately or as a double-CD pack with Insomnia and all associated artwork and exclusive content.
“I Believe You Liar” will be released in the US on October 11 and in the UK / Europe on November 7.
Washington embarks on a 20 date US tour this month with synth-rock pioneers OMD before undertaking her own headline tour of the UK in November. Special Australian dates for Insomnia will be announced in the near future.