Ute Lemper

Germany

With "Time Traveler" Ute Lemper accomplishes the unusual feat that, for listeners, the 23 years which lie between the individual songs aren’t obvious at all. The present in the past and the past in the present merge as if by osmosis. 

With her new album, Ute Lemper emancipates herself musically from all categories. Depending on socialization and personal preferences one can hear these songs as pop, rock, jazz, soul or chanson, all of these at once, or simply just as Ute Lemper. She is no longer ready to live up to any expectations, but rather draws inspiration from songs that she herself enjoys listening to. This includes references to artists and bands like Hiatus Kaiyote, John Legend, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Erykah Badu or Robert Glasper but without attempting to copy any of them. 

All songs are one hundred percent Ute Lemper. In some pieces she takes risks in terms of production and sound, initially luring the listener onto a completely wrong path, such as in the title track; in others she conceals small surprising details in the production, putting the songs, herself and not least of all the auditory perception to the test over and over again. 

"Time Traveler" is a very personal album, but its message extends far beyond Ute’s own life experience. 

With "Time Traveler," Ute Lemper has given a wonderful gift to herself. And yet, first and foremost, it is an album that functions like a signpost. In the unsparing self-honesty with which, in a most accessible way, Ute Lemper reflects on her life, it’s possible for most listeners to find themselves as well.

The upcoming album will be released on May 25th.

14.04.

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DE - Hannover, Pavillon

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DE - Darmstadt, Centralstation

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DE - Oldenburg, Kulturetage

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DE - Worpswede, Music Hall

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DE - Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn

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UK - Edinburgh, The Queen's Hall

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UK - Bristol, St George's

25.04.

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UK - Southampton, Turner Sims Concert Hall

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Current release

Time Traveler

release date: 26.05.23

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