Singer/Songwriter KT Tunstall
will perform her #1 single, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
, on The Today Show on Friday, January 20, during the 8:30 half-hour of the show.
KT Tunstall is a sparkling new songwriter with Chinese blood, a Scottish heart, great legwarmers and a cool name – "well, it's got a bit more attitude than Kate which just says farmer's daughter to me," she laughs. KT celebrates classic singer-songwriting in the tradition of Rikki Lee Jones
, Carole King
and Fleetwood Mac
with an articulate, accessible, immediate brew of rootsy sass, wistful quandary and after-hours atmosphere. The latest in a line of outstanding contemporary Scottish songwriters including Texas
, Fran Healy, Teenage Fanclub
and The Beta Band
, KT's unique perspective offers a rare emotionally connecting intensity through its gripping lyrical bite and heartfelt melody.
The Scottish lass is preparing for the release of her debut album, Eye to the Telescope
which hits stores on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The disc is the creative consequence of an inquiring imagination. "My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories," she explains. "They're kitchen table songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It's almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put it all together on a record.