Peter Frampton Releasing 'Hummingbird In A Box' Mini-Album In June
No one can accuse Peter Frampton of taking it easy and resting on his laurels. Frampton, who'll kick off a 28-date summer tour on June 21st in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, is putting the finishing touches on a new mini-album, called Hummingbird In A Box, which should be out sometime in June. The set marks the first new Frampton music since the 2010 release of Thank You Mr. Churchill. The piece was commissioned by and performed with the Cincinnati Ballet in April 2013, and Frampton has been hard at work nailing down a definitive studio version of the song cycle, which die-hards have been raving about for the past year.
Frampton shed some light on his recent sessions in Nashville: "We call it a mini-album, and it’s seven tracks, which is about 13 minutes of music that was the second set for the Cincinnati Ballet last April. So, the last couple of months, I’ve just been finishing off the recordings. They’re not the same sort of thing like a regular song -- it might start instrumental and all of a sudden there’ll be a vocal come in for a minute -- it was written for dance. There’s only a couple of ‘song’ songs that weren’t specifically say, written, with the ballet in mind to start with, but they fitted in with the other pieces we were writing."
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