Scottish troubadour SANDI THOM set to release new single ‘GOLD DUST’ in JULY.

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The real Sandi Thom has stepped forward, and surely no one has ever been quite so happy to get the blues.


Single: ‘Gold Dust (Smoking Gun Remix)’

Released July 16th on Guardian Angels Records

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Fresh from a critically acclaimed spring tour, Sandi Thom announces the second single ‘Gold Dust’, taken from her 3rd studio album ‘Merchants & Thieves’.

‘Released as a download only single on July 16th, it’s a double A-side featuring a reworking of “Gold Dust” entitled “Gold Dust (Smoking Gun Remix)” plus a Sandi and Joe Bonamassa’s cover of the blues classic “I Need Your Love So Bad”.

Written by Sandi and Jake Field, ‘Gold Dust’ is inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Black Magic Woman and tells the story of love and regret. Filled with beautifully seductive yet poetically sad lyrics, Sandi bills this song as the most evocative on the album and it’s not hard to see why.

The original of ‘Gold Dust’ is from the album “Merchants & Thieves”, which was released in May and reached No.1 in the UK iTunes Blues Chart and the top 5 of the same chart in the U.S. The album showcases a new sound from Sandi Thom, bringing to light her passion for blues and country folk. The album brilliantly reflects her influences in these genres as well as retaining her innate feeling for a powerful melody and a trenchant lyric. Sandi also debut’s her lead guitar skills throughout the album and even had the privilege of Farida Guitars producing a signature model acoustic guitar for her. Their SF-55 CE is now known as the Farida Sandi Thom. What an honor!

‘Merchants & Thieves’ also boasts collaboration with the blues legend Joe Bonamassa on ‘This Ol World’, which was the 1st single to be released from the album. There really is no better endorsement than his presence on the album, which Sandi called a “watershed moment” and is as lithe and lively a piece of contemporary blues as you’ll hear all year.


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