Melua’s 7 albums Call Off The Search, Piece By Piece, Pictures, The House, Secret Symphony, Ketevan and 2016’s self- produced In Winter all became top 10 hits in the UK, making her and Kate Bush the only two British female artists in history to achieve this. An accomplished songwriter and musician some of Melua's most well-known hits include ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’, ‘Perfect World’, and her now infamous cover of ‘Wonderful Life’. 2020 will see the release of 10 brand new songs under the title Album No. 8.
When describing one of the final vocal recording sessions for Album No. 8, producer Leo Abrahams states “That run-through was one of the most extraordinary performances I’ve witnessed.” Album No. 8 represents the culmination of a prolonged period of musical rediscovery for the 35-year-old musician. The video for the opening single ‘A Love Like That’ was created by award-winning director Charlie Lightening and features actor Billy Howle. Across Album No. 8 Melua draws from the vernacular of folk songs to evoke a sense of magic-hour wonder mirrored by string arrangements whose depth and movement evoke Charles Stepney’s work with Rotary Connection and Ramsey Lewis. What results is her most cohesive and assured album to date.