With three Grammy Awards and millions of sales to her name, Petula Clark is the iconic artist behind countless huge global hits including `Downtown', `I Know A Place', `My Love', `This Is My Song' and `I Couldn't Live Without Your Love'. Still blessed with a continuing love for creating music and an ability to inspire audiences all over the world, her career is a story that new artists can only aspire to emulate.
The latest chapter in Petula Clark's enduring career comes with the release of a brand new studio album titled `From Now On'. Glossily electronic at times yet gloriously analogue at others, it's an album that sounds utterly of our times, without trying to be. The first single will be `Sacrifice My Heart', an electronically-charged, shimmering gem of a song, where Clark's voice is allowed to breathe freely: you can hear the joy in her performance.
Despite such achievements, Petula Clark has also enjoyed a long and successful acting career. Highlights included starring alongside Fred Astaire in Francis Ford Coppola's musical `Finian's Rainbow' and with Peter O'Toole in `Goodbye, Mr. Chips'. Her experience in music and movies made a move into musical theatre a natural progression. Her lead role in the 1980 London production of `The Sound of Music' resulted in the biggest advance ticket sales in British theatre history. She also starred in `Blood Brothers' in New York, and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's `Sunset Boulevard' on both sides of the Atlantic.
Throughout her journey, Petula Clark has continued to make music on a consistent basis. Her most recent album, 2013's `Lost In You', emerged to widespread critical acclaim. The Guardian described it as "sleek and surprising" and drew comparisons with Lana Del Rey, while The Telegraph stated: "The really astonishing thing is that it sounds utterly contemporary... it could pass for the debut of some hip young singer-songwriter a quarter her age."