Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker Announces New Album and Tour, Shares New Song “Sadness as a Gift”

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has announced her new solo album: Bright Future is coming March 22 via 4AD. The follow-up to 2020’s Songs and Instrumentals features the previously shared track “Ruined,” and, today, she’s shared the new song “Sadness as a Gift.” Check it out, along with Lenker’s tour dates, below.

The new album was co-produced with Philip Weinrobe and features Nick Hakim, Mat Davidson, and Josefin Runsteen at the analog studio Double Infinity. “It felt like everyone’s nervous systems released,” Lenker said in a statement about the collaborators’ time in the studio. “Once we were in the song, somehow we just knew. No one stopped a take. We didn’t listen back. I only listened after everybody else left.”

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Adrianne Lenker: Bright Future

Bright Future:

01 Real House
02 Sadness as a Gift
03 Fool
04 No Machine
05 Free Treasure
06 Vampire Empire
07 Evol
08 Candleflame
09 Already Lost
10 Cell Phone Says
11 Donut Seam
12 Ruined

Adrianne Lenker:

03-21 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
04-19 Galway, Ireland – The Black Box *
04-20 Kilkenny, Ireland – St. Canice’s Cathedral *
04-21 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street *
04-24 Glasgow, Scotland – Old Fruitmarket +
04-25 Manchester, England – The Hall at Aviva Studios +
04-27 London, England – Barbican Centre =
04-28 London, England – Barbican Centre =
04-29 Bristol, England – Bristol Beacon +
05-02 Paris, France – Le Trianon +
05-03 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royale +
05-05 Amsterdam, Netherlands – The Concertgebouw =
05-06 Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast =
05-07 Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel =
05-10 Copenhagen, Denmark – The Royal Danish Academy of Music =
05-11 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns =
05-12 Oslo, Norway – Chateau Neuf =
06-09 Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre %
06-10 Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre %
06-12 Albuquerque, NM – KiMo Theatre %
06-13 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre %
06-15 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel =
06-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel +
06-17 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater =
06-20 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall =
06-21 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall +
06-22 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre +
06-25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot =
06-26 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom =
06-28 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre =
06-29 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre =
11-11 Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre ^
11-12 Boston, MA – Boch Center Shubert Theatre ^
11-13 Boston, MA – Boch Center Shubert Theatre ^
11-15 Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia ^
11-16 Toronto, Ontario – Queen Elizabeth Theatre ^
11-19 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^
11-21 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern ^
11-22 Durham, NC – TBA ^
11-23 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem ^
11-25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
11-26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^

* with Ellie O’Neill
+ with Nick Hakim
= with Twain
% with Steve Fisher
^ with Suzanne Vallie

Adrianne Lenker: Summer and Fall 2024 U.S. Tour

Adrianne Lenker: Summer and Fall 2024 U.S. Tour