Featuring 10 beautiful new tracks recorded over a period of 10 years, Lives Outgrown, out on Friday the 17th of May 2024, was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, The Last Dinner Party) and Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).

Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.

“I realised what life was like with no hope,” says Beth. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.”

Songs also touch on motherhood, anxiety and the menopause (which Beth describes variously as “a massive audit” and “a massive comedown” which “cuts you at the knees”) as well as, inevitably, mortality.

People started dying,” says Beth. “When you’re young, you never know the endings, you don’t know how it’s going to pan out. You think: we’re going to get beyond this. It’s going to get better. Some endings are hard to digest.

But emerging from this decade of change and realignment has left Beth with what feels like a renewed purpose. “Now I’ve come out of the other end, I just think, you’ve got to be brave,” she says.

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Lives Outgrown will be available on the following formats: Standard LP, Deluxe LP (Tip-on Gatefold sleeve, heavyweight vinyl, 4 page booklet, 12 page A5 studio scrapbook), Standard CD and Deluxe CD (casebound book). Purchases from DominoMart & bethgibbons.net come with a signed postcard.

The tracklisting for Lives Outgrown is as follows:
1. Tell Me Who You Are Today
2. Floating On A Moment
3. Burden Of Life
4. Lost Changes
5. Rewind
6. Reaching Out
7. Oceans
8. For Sale
9. Beyond The Sun
10. Whispering Love

Beth Gibbons will be performing the following concerts in the UK and Europe in May and June. Tickets are on sale now via the Beth Gibbons store

  • Monday 27th May - La Salle Pleyel, Paris - SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday 28th May - Theater 11, Zürich
  • Thursday 30th May - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
  • Friday 31st May - La Bourse Du Travail, Lyon
  • Sunday 2nd June - Uber Eats Music Hall, Berlin
  • Monday 3rd June - Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
  • Wednesday 5th June - TivoliVredenburg (Main Hall), Utrecht - SOLD OUT
  • Thursday 6th June - Cirque Royal, Brussels - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday 9th June - The Barbican Centre, London - SOLD OUT
  • Monday 10th June - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • Tuesday 11th June - Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • Saturday 27th July - Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba

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