Alison Moyet unveils the video for The Rarest Birds, the second single to be taken from her much-praised album Other.

Filmed in her beloved hometown of Brighton and directed by award-winning photographer and videographer Steve Gullick, the video explores themes of diversity and acceptance.

The Rarest Birds is a paean to LGBTQ, to Brighton, to coming out after the darkest nights into the arms of those that delight in your flight. From me to you,” Alison told Rockshot Magazine

A long-time advocate of Equal Rights and a patron of the charity, Diversity Role Models, Alison celebrates her LGBTQ friends, and those unknown to her but no less present, in this dramatic, cinematic and anthemic track.

“This song celebrates a place where a person can be who they were meant to be. It celebrates solidarity when it comes to individualism. It holds hands and calls time on silence, stillness, fear. It celebrates beautiful girls born boys. Stronger boys for being born girls. Freedom to identify where best we fit.”

Later this month, Alison will be performing in I Feel Love, a special concert part of Hull, City of Culture’s LGBT 50, marking the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK.

Other, Alison’s ninth solo studio album, has received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at #12 in the national charts.

This September Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, including UK and Irish dates from October 27th to November 28th.

All tickets are on sale now and info is available on Alison’s website.

UK/Ireland:

27 Oct – Opera House: Cork
28 Oct – Olympia Theatre: Dublin
29 Oct – Ulster Hall: Belfast
31 Oct – Sage: Gateshead
1 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Glasgow
2 Nov – Usher Hall: Edinburgh
4 Nov – Regent Theatre: Ipswich
5 Nov – Hexagon: Reading
7 Nov – New Theatre: Oxford
8 Nov – The Dome: Brighton * in aid of Samaritans, Brighton, Hove & District
9 Nov – Symphony Hall: Birmingham
11 Nov – Cliffs Pavilion: Southend
12 Nov – Corn Exchange: Cambridge
14 Nov – The Palladium: London
15 Nov – The Palladium: London * extra date added
16 Nov – Pavilion Theatre: Bournemouth
18 Nov – St David’s Hall: Cardiff
19 Nov – Barbican: York
20 Nov – Royal Philharmonic Hall: Liverpool
22 Nov – Bridgewater Hall: Manchester
23 Nov – Colston Hall: Bristol
24 Nov – Arts Centre: Warwick
26 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham
27 Nov – Waterside Theatre: Aylesbury
28 Nov – 02 Guildhall: Southampton

Europe:

3 Dec – Rockefeller: Oslo, Norway
4 Dec – Odeon: Odense, Denmark
5 Dec – Berns: Stockholm, Sweden
7 Dec – De Roma: Antwerp, Belgium
8 Dec – Paradiso: Amsterdam, Holland
9 Dec – Kantine: Cologne, Germany
11 Dec – Huxleys Neue Welt: Berlin, Germany
12 Dec – Gruenspan: Hamburg, Germany
13 Dec – Colos-Saal: Aschaffenburg, Germany
15 Dec – Substage: Karlsruhe, Germany
16 Dec – SIMM City: Vienna, Austria
17 Dec – Fabrique: Milan, Italy
19 Dec – x-tra: Zürich, Switzerland
20 Dec – L’Alhambra: Paris, France

Vision: Courtney Marie Andrews, Put The Fire Out