Another legend, another day at the office ‘one’ might be forgiven for being spoilt and reaching the climax of having ticked off their bucket list of guests. However, no! Not this guy! Suzi Quatro, a must-have guest at the hypothetical dinner table, took time out with me to discuss her new album.
As if news of new Suzi Q music wasn’t enough, but she has only gone and teamed up with another musical lady messiah—the incomparable KT Tunstall. I mean, how do I even begin to award stars to the quality and absolute bangers these two have treated us to!?
The album Suzi and KT recorded — Face To Face — is an album of original duets written by the duo, together in England, with Suzi’s son, L.R Tuckey serving as producer. The record covers themes of love and loss, fear, and triumph — all essential to their experiences as ground-breaking women in rock.
“I was a fan of KT from the first hit — liked her voice, her songwriting, and her musicianship. We are indeed cut from the same cloth, which is where our artistry met and flourished,” says Quatro. “A match made in heaven. We wrote ‘Shine A Light’ about recognizing and allowing that ‘special’ light inside of us to shine. And, as the lyric says…’shine a light on me or let me be.’ Amen.”
“Working with Suzi has been such a beautiful flow state of friendship and creation,” sats KT Tunstall. “We work in her home, sitting on the floor, bare feet, and we talk WAY more than we write!! And then the songs just arrive so fast, like gifts from the Universe. Shine A Light is not just about loving yourself, but also shedding those who wish to keep you down. Suzi and I shared our own stories of experiencing this, and how we’ve both learned to only let those people in who want to see good things happen for you.”
The music video for the album’s first single “Shine A Light” was directed and edited by Josh McCartney, and features footage of Suzi and KT recording in England. “Shine A Light” has been mastered in Dolby ATMOS spatial audio for an immersive listening experience on supporting DSPs.
Face To Face Track List
Shine a Light
Face to Face
Good Kinda Hot
If I Come Home
Truth As My Weapon
The Ladies Room