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Published on March 29th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Imelda May On Her New Album “11 Past The Hour,” Her Creative Process, Influences & More

Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, Ireland, singer/songwriter Imelda May was reportedly discovered by Jools Holland. She has since gone on to become one of Ireland’s most famous female artists of all-time. May’s credits including performing alongside Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Beck and Van Morrison, beyond touring alongside Elvis Costello & The Imposters in support of her recent limited-edition spoken word poetry EP Slip Of The Tongue.

Imelda May’s 6th studio album is 11 Past The Hour, as due out on April 16, 2021 via the Universal Music Group. It includes collaborations with The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Noel Gallagher and Miles Kane, beyond contributions from activists Gina Martin and Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, co-producer and co-writer Tim Bran (London Grammar, Primal Scream) and string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, U2, Goldfrapp). “Just One Kiss” and “Made To Love” have both been released as singles and performed on television to much acclaim, and are both embedded below for your listening pleasure.

On March 29, 2021, I had the pleasure — and I do mean “the pleasure” — of speaking with Imelda May via Zoom, as embedded below. More on May and 11 Past The Hour can be found online via www.imeldamay.co.uk, twitter.com/ImeldaOfficial and facebook.com/ImeldaMayOfficial.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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