Aged only 21, Gabriella Cilmi is back with the release of a new album The Sting on November 4. Released throughSweetness Tunes, the album marks a clear departure in both look and sound for the Australian-Italian singer-songwriter who seduced the world with her international hit single 'Sweet About Me'. The album will precede the release of a new single 'Symmetry' on November 11, with autumn/winter live shows to be announced shortly.
Earlier this year Cilmi announced The Sting with the teaser track 'Sweeter In History', a knowingly self-referencing slice of atmospheric pop, with a suitably noirish accompanying video showing Cilmi shorn of her trademark hair, and dressed in widow's garb. A fitting early indicator of the new artistic direction of The Sting, and in Cilmi's own words, 'a reflection about leaving things in the past'.