KT Tunstall Shares New Song With London Crowd

By Matt Elias

“Sensitive songs out! Thumping songs in!” That’s KT Tunstall’s formula for making the best festival set list — a secret she shared with us recently at the two-day Hard Rock Calling concert in London's Hyde Park.

There is an exception to the rule, though, especially if you’re going to treat festival-goers to a brand-new song. “Tonight I’d actually like to play a new song of mine which is a total spooky little picker,” KT said. The song is called “The Hidden Heart,” and she’s only played it live three or four times. Here's the story behind the new number, in KT's own words: