KT Tunstall Releases New Album

Scottish songstress KT Tunstall releases her fourth studio album, Tiger Suit, today in North America.

“It’s based on a recurring dream amongst other things, and it was only after I had decided on it that I discovered it was the Chinese Year of the Tiger,” Tunstall has said of her new album.

In her dream, Tunstall sees a tiger in her garden and goes outside to stroke it. After returning indoors she is seized by fear and the realization that she could have been killed. Over the years, it occurred to her that the reason the tiger responds passively is that she herself is dressed as a tiger — that she’s wearing a tiger suit.

In further describing the album’s vibe while at a media showcase in London, Tunstall claimed the songs are “like Eddie Cochran working with (British electronica duo) Leftfield.”

Tunstall will take to the road to support Tiger Suit with a 20-concert tour that starts on Oct. 31 in Portland, Ore., but fans can also catch her performing “Fade Like a Shadow” on national television tonight on Jay Leno.

In the meantime, here’s one of our favorite Tunstall songs and videos, “Suddenly I See.”