Gilbert O'Sullivan Driven
Release Date: July 22, 2022
Label: Union Square
Gilbert O’Sullivan, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation, known for such timeless '70s hits as “Alone Again (Naturally)” and “Clair,” returns with his twentieth studio album, Driven.
Working with a new producer, the revered Andy Wright (Simple Minds, Simply Red, Eurythmics and Jeff Beck), Driven was recorded with a full band at London's famous RAK Studios. The album is an organic and raw affair, featuring a mix of ballads and upbeat songs. Adding to the album’s uniqueness, Gilbert O’Sullivan collaborated on duets with both Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, and KT Tunstall, who guests on “Take Love,” the album’s first single.
Commenting on the collaboration, KT Tunstall said: “I was thrilled when Gilbert asked me to join him for this track. He is an incredibly talented artist and all-around lovely guy - working with him has been an absolute joy.” Adding, "'Take Love’ is a real burst of sunshine, and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it!”
Gilbert O’Sullivan’s career has spanned 50 years. His last album, 2018’s Gilbert O’Sullivan, was acclaimed across the UK media, awarded 4 stars in MOJO magazine, and achieved Gilbert’s highest UK Album Chart position in almost 45 years. His legacy and influence have been acknowledged by a diverse range of artists, including Paul Weller, Nina Simone, Neil Diamond, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Ron Sexsmith, Har Mar Superstar, Mick Hucknall, Gary Barlow, Boy George, Rumer, The Lemon Twigs and Empire Of The Sun.
In March 2022, Gilbert toured the U.S. for the first time in nearly 50 years to packed, star-studded audiences and rave reviews.