Beth Gibbons announces solo album, shares “Floating On A Moment”

The Portishead singer-songwriter’s album Lives Outgrown is out May 17 via Domino.

February 07, 2024
Beth Gibbons announces solo album, shares “Floating On A Moment” Beth Gibbons. Photo by Netti Hadel.  

Portishead's Beth Gibbons has revealed details of her decade-in-the-making solo album, titled Lives Outgrown. The project will see its release on May 19 via Domino, and today you can hear its lead single "Floating On A Moment."


In a press statement, Gibbons says that the album was inspired by "motherhood, anxiety and menopause" as well as "lots of goodbyes" in her life. “I realized what life was like with no hope,” she writes. “And that was a sadness I’d never felt. Before, I had the ability to change my future, but when you’re up against your body, you can’t make it do something it doesn’t want to do.”

“People started dying,” she continues. “When you’re young, you never know the endings, you don’t know how it’s going to pan out. You think: we’re going to get beyond this. It’s going to get better. Some endings are hard to digest... Now I’ve come out of the other end, I just think, you’ve got to be brave."


Below, you can watch the music video for "Floating On A Moment," directed by Tony Oursler. "When I first heard ‘Floating On A Moment,’" Oursler says, "it literally transported me from place to place, filling me with kaleidoscopic emotions and visions. If possible, I wanted to capture that psychic liquid in this video."

Lives Outgrown cover art and tracklist
Beth Gibbons announces solo album, shares “Floating On A Moment”

1. Tell Me Who You Are Today
2. Floating On A Moment
3. Burden Of Life
4. Lost Changes
5. Rewind
6. Reaching Out
7. Oceans
8. For Sale
9. Beyond The Sun
10. Whispering Love

Beth Gibbons 2024 tour dates

May 27 - Paris - La Salle Pleyel
May 28 - Zürich - Theater 11
May 30 - Barcelona - Primavera Sound Festival
May 31 - Lyon - La Bourse Du Travail
June 2 - Berlin - Uber Eats Music Hall
June 3 - Copenhagen - Falkonersalen
June 5 - Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg (Main Hall)
June 6 - Brussels - Cirque Royal
June 9 - London - The Barbican Centre
June 10 - Manchester - Albert Hall
June 11- Edinburgh - Usher Hall

Beth Gibbons announces solo album, shares “Floating On A Moment”