Welsh musician, Novo Amor, aka Ali Lacey, has unveiled a poignant video for the title track from his anticipated debut album Birthplace, set for release on 19th October 2018 via AllPoints. The announcement arrives as Novo Amor highlghts plans for a UK tour in October, which includes Glasgow’s St Lukes.

Ali spoke with The Fountain about Jakarta being his best gig to date, playing Scotland for the first time and what we can expect from the new album.

TF: You have a tour scheduled and new album release later in Autumn, you must be ecstatic?

Yes, of course. I’ve been waiting a long time to make this album.

TF: And what can we expect from the LP, Birthplace?

Two tracks have been released so far, State Lines and Birthplace. Though these songs give you an idea of what to expect, I think all ten tracks are fairly incomparable, while still holding to the same ethereal and slightly melancholic tone. The album has been made in completely different space (physically and mentally) than anything I’ve previously released. It feels more positive and experimental than anything I’ve made before, with much more fanfare and celebratory moments throughout.

TF: And you are playing St Luke’s in Glasgow, stunning venue, what reception do you get from the Scottish crowd?

I know, it looks amazing! I love going to new places and It’ll be my first show in Scotland, so I’m pretty excited for it. I’ve had a bunch of messages urging me to come to Scotland, so it’s nice to be able to fulfil these requests. My manager/tour manager and violist are both Scottish, so by association i’m hoping to fit right in and feel at home.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

Probably Jakarta, Indonesia. It was amazing to travel so far and to be met with such an adoring and welcoming audience. It definitely wasn’t my best performance, but it was such a special show and such a culturally eye-opening trip.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Alexander Harris.

Novo Amor performs at St Lukes on Wed 17th October.