The third single to be released from Katie Melua's fifth album 'Secret Symphony' is 'The Walls Of The World'. Full of emotive lyrics and soothing instrumental accompaniment, ‘The Walls Of The World’ showcases Katie’s distinctive voice and captivating style. Following on from 'Moonshine' and the first single 'Better Than A Dream', 'The Walls Of The World' combines the work of Mike Batt with Katie yet again to display her unique talent.

The single is yet another beautiful track from a hugely successful album. 'Secret Symphony' claimed top ten chart positions throughout Europe on its release in March and drew praise and acclaim for the 27 year old, including from the usually shy Françoise Hardy who said "I listened to her albums and I fell in love". With an exquisite voice loved by millions, Katie sounds as expressive and tender as ever. In addition to 'The Walls Of The World' and Katie's interpretation of Hardy's 'All Over The World', 'Secret Symphony' also includes 'Gold In Them Hills' (written by Ron Sexsmith) and a particularly poignant self-penned song 'Forgetting All My Troubles'.

Following a concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival in June and festivals on the continent throughout the summer, Katie, who has sold more than 11 million albums and is one of Britain's most successful artists of the last decade, will kick off her European autumn tour this year with a run of seven shows in Britain.

Katie Melua-The Walls of the World

Katie Melua-The Walls of the World. On Dramatico Entertainment. www.katiemelua.com

Secret Symphony Autumn Tour Dates

Mon 08-Oct-2012 – Ipswich Regent – 01473 433100

Wed 10-Oct-2012 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo – 0844 844 4748

Thu 11-Oct-2012 – Bristol Colston Hall – 0117 922 3686

Fri 12-Oct-2012 – Birmingham Symphony Hall – 0121 780 3333

Sun 14-Oct-2012 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall – 0161 907 9000

Mon 15-Oct-2012 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – 0844 499 9990

Tue 16-Oct-2012 – Gateshead The Sage – 0191 443 4661

Tickets £32.50, except London £37.50 and Glasgow £30/£32.50/£35 – 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826 gigsandtours.com / ticketmaster.co.uk

Katie Melua by livepict

Katie Melua by livepict

Image by livepict.com [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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