New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale will release her third full-length album Hold To The Light on June 8th. The new record marks Brooke's return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple
Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Brooke sheds a few layers of her folk-acoustic skin and introduces a new indie-pop direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around her stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. Today, she released the video for her single "Glow," which Under The Radar described as "pop-progressive...and 'Glow' stylishly represents this shift."
Of the single, Billboard previously stated "With its spectral keyboard opening and urgent, insistent dynamics, 'Glow' is a prototype for what Annibale sought for the new set...another musical sea change that's echoed throughout Hold To The Light."
The songs on Hold To The Light develop like Polaroid photos: each reveals a memory suspended between the perspective of the past with all its wistfulness, pain, and joy, and the revelations of the present. Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Craig
Finn) at his Great North Sound Society in Maine, Hold To The Light features contributions from seasoned artists Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne, Josh Ritter) on bass; Josh Kaufman (The National, Josh Ritter) on accompanying guitars; Sean Trischka on drums; and Matt Douglas
(Sylvan Esso, Mountain Goats) on woodwinds. Brooke's thoughtful, layered songwriting anchors the production to explore a range of narratives working through themes of seeking truths, letting go, and reconciling the past with the present.
Brooke's first single "Hold On
" is also out now, described by Uproxx as "A dark and enigmatic taste of her new album."
The release of 2015's The Simple
Fear sparked a breakout year for Brooke which led to continuous touring with artists such as Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter, Margaret
Glaspy, Great Lake Swimmers, Jesca Hoop, Rufus
Wainwright, The Handsome Family, and Aoife O'Donovan. It included a win at the Independent Music
Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album as well as appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, and this year's SXSW. Critical acclaim for The Simple
Fear included praises from Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Stereogum who hailed the album as "cohesive and wise," while NPR's World Cafe raved, "There's an enticing darkness to these songs."
Brooke on tour this Summer which includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. To purchase tickets, visit www.brookeannibale.com/shows.
06/02 - Newark, OH @ The Bootlegger
06/03 - Cleveland, OH @ Music
Box Supper Club
06/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
06/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folksong Society
06/16 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music
06/17 - Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room
06/19 - Burlington, VT @ The Skinny Pancake
06/21 - Boston, MA @ Fraser Performance Studio
07/03 - Edgartown, MA @ Harborview Hotel - WMVY Porch Concert Series
07/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe - 2nd Stage (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods (upstairs) (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/16 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/17 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/18 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/29 - Allison
Park, PA @ Hartwood Acres (w/ Lucius)
08/16 - Fort Collins, CO @ Magic Rat
Hold To The Light Track List:
01) Hold On
04) Hold To The Light
05) We Were Not Ready
07) Either I
09) Point Of View
10) Then Again