The release of Bertie Blackman’s forthcoming album ‘Pope Innocent X’ has been delayed.
Originally slated to drop on Friday August 24, the LP has now been pushed back to October in order to allow the singer the chance to share its contents with her fans in a live arena.
Recent shows in Sydney and Melbourne were cancelled after the singer came down with a bout of tonsilitis.
“My deepest apologies to everyone who was coming to my 2 preview shows, The Standard on Friday 13th of July, & The Corner on Tuesday 17th of July,” she said in a statement. “Tonsillitis has got its grip on me… so I’m resting up for Splendour In The Grass. We will be announcing rescheduled shows soon! At this time, refunds will be issued to all purchasers. I really want to share these songs with you live before we put the record out so for those of you who have pre-ordered my new album please be aware that we have shifted it a wee bit back to October 2012.”
‘Pope Innocent X’ will now hit the shelves on Friday October 12.
In the meantime, the singer has revealed the official video for the first single from the LP – the cute indie-pop nugget ‘Mercy Killer’.