Uummannaq Song

Album: Tiger Suit (2010)

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  • This is the opening track from Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall's third studio album, Tiger Suit. Uummannaq is a town in Greenland. In September 2008 Tunstall joined the Disko Bay Cape Farewell expedition to the West Coast of Greenland, where she lived on a boat with a group of artists, writers, and musicians. Cape Farewell is a UK based arts organization that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to instigate a cultural response to climate change. "After years of touring and being babied, it was humbling to go somewhere where life is hard," she told MusicRemedy.com. "I experienced one of my worst gigs ever in the town of Uummannaq. My confidence was so low, I felt like a jingle writer. I didn't want to be on stage and I've never felt like that. I just wished for a simpler life and not to be in this weird creative rat race. I wanted to get off the boat and live there." This song was inspired by her Greenland foray.

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