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Linda Thompson Announces New Album ‘Proxy Music’, Releases New Song

Linda Thompson has announced a new album, Proxy Music, which will be released on June 21. It features artists handpicked by Thompson and her son, co-producer Teddy Thompson, to record a new collection of her songs “by proxy.” The Proclaimers, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, John Grant, Dori Freeman, the Unthanks, Ren Havieu, Eliza Carthy, and her children Kami and Teddy contributed to the LP. Listen to the new single ‘Solitary Traveller’, written by Linda Thompson and James Walbourne and featuring Kami Thompson, below.

Commenting on the song, Linda Thompson said: “Solitary Traveller, I wouldn’t know. I’ve never been one. But, if you have a lot of people in your life, you sometimes yearn for solitude. Conversely, solitary people often crave company. It is a bit of a dichotomy. My daughter doing the honours.”

Thompson has a rare vocal condition known as spasmodic dysphonia, which began affecting her ability to talk and sing in the early 1980s. Following her 1985 solo debut One Clear Moment, she returned in 2002 with the album Fashionably Late, followed by Versatile Heart in 2007 and Won’t Be Long Now in 2013.

Proxy Music Cover Artwork:

Proxy Music Tracklist:

1. The Solitary Traveller feat. Kami Thompson
2. Or Nothing at All feat. Martha Wainwright
3. Bonnie Lass feat. The Proclaimers
4. Darling This Will Never Do feat. Rufus Wainwright
5. I Used To Be So Pretty feat. Ren Harvieu
6. John Grant feat. John Grant
7. Mudlark feat. The Rails
8. Shores of America feat. Dori Freeman
9. That’s the Way the Polka Goes feat. Eliza Carthy
10. Three Shaky Ships feat. The Unthanks
11. Those Damn Roches feat. Teddy Thompson

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