British singer of Georgian origin Katie Melua issued a new album ‘In Winter’ on October 14, 2016.
“Of course it’s going back to my roots,” she says. “I miss Georgia enormously, and I heard the choir on Spotify, and they blew my mind. I was mesmerised by their tone and sonic richness. The precision and the power really fascinated me. And I did feel there was an album to be made about winter that can make you feel the way Sinatra and Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline make me feel – warm, nostalgic and comforted.”
— Katie Melua (@katiemelua) October 14, 2016
Katie Melua has recorded the Christmas album in Georgia. The singer and her team brought 12 boxes of equipment and arranged makeshift music studio in Gori. Local women’s choir participated in the recording.
“What I’ve picked up from working with the women in the Gori choir is that they don’t have egos. All that matters is the music.”