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Connie Constance announces debut album, English Rose

By | Published on Thursday 14 February 2019

Connie Constance

Connie Constance has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘English Rose’, next month. It features as its title track her own interpretation of The Jam’s 1978 song.

“My stepdad used to play ‘English Rose’ all the time when I was young”, she says of her relationship with the Jam track. “Even back then, I realised how beautiful that song is. It reminds me of everything I love that is British”.

“The main thing behind the album for me is trying to reshape the identity of the English rose”, she continues. “It’s like, what do British people look like now? Because we certainly don’t all look the same. And that’s part of my message: inclusivity. Asking what young UK people look like now – what are our English roses today? For me, it felt important to show how diverse this country is”.

Listen to her version of ‘English Rose’ here.

The album is out on 22 Mar, with tour dates set to follow in May:

1 May: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
2 May: Manchester, Gullivers
5 May: Bristol, The Louisiana
6 May: Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
8 May: London, 100 Club