Kyle Falconer announces Covers EP as he wins Best Album at Scottish Music Awards
After five hit albums, a Mercury Prize nomination and countless sold-out shows with The View, the band’s frontman Kyle Falconer released his debut solo album ‘No Thank You’ last year on Riverman Records. The album received fantastic critical aCclaim and earned Falconer ‘Best Album’ at the Scottish Music Awards in December last year (picture of Kyle with his award above).
Falconer has recently returned from Thailand where he recorded a covers EP of some of his personal favourtie songs, leading with the surprising ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ (full track listing below). After previously performing in place of Amy Winehouse with Mark Ronson on tour, Kyle once agains puts his own spin on the track here. The track is available on DSP’S & Itunes now, with the full EP available on spotify 8thFebruary 2019.
“I’ve just loved this song since I was a child. I’ve always known that it was partly composed by Graham Lyle who is a fellow Scot and inspired me as a child to write songs myself. I just thought it would be apt for a Scottish vocalist to put a different spin on it. I hope I’ve done it justice.” Kyle Falconer
Kyle Falconer was a founder member of The View, and the band signed their first record deal when he was just 18-years-old. Their debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ went straight to #1in January 2007 and was later nominated for a Mercury Prize. Two of the band’s subsequent four albums also hit the Top 10.