New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
"Life According To Raechel," the latest offering from Grammy-nominated Madison Cunningham's highly anticipated forthcoming album Revealer (due September
9 via Verve
Forecast), is out now.
"A little over a year ago, Tyler Chester convinced me to hop in a van headed for Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, in a day's notice," Cunningham says. "In what I can only describe as a holy set of circumstances, all of the pieces fell into place that week to record 'Life According To Raechel,' a song that I was deeply afraid to record. A song about losing my grandmother."
She continues, "Many tears were shed throughout making it, and I felt the power of real community and friendship, packed with its imperfections and confessions."
Cunningham recently joined the new music lead Louis Cato and the Late Show Band for an off-air performance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
She also stopped by NPR Music
to perform songs from Revealer for a Tiny Desk Concert. NPR Music
raves, "The clear leader of her band of crack, Southern California musicians...she was also our audacious guide, steering us toward exploration with the shrewd parts she played on three different guitars over the course of four songs."
Revealer finds Cunningham working with Mike Elizondo (Twenty One Pilots, Gary Clark Jr.) as well as Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Sufjan Stevens) and longtime producer and collaborator Tyler Chester.
"To me, 'revealer' is the binding theme of the album," says Cunningham. "The hand that slowly chips away at the mirror in which you see yourself and the world and replaces it with the reflection that is most true." The album is full of confessions, intimations and hard truths-a self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life.
Cunningham will be hitting the road on her fall headlining Revealer Tour, kicking off this September
with Bendigo Fletcher
supporting. Tickets are on sale now, and see below for a complete list of dates.
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter is fresh off the heels of a successful 2021 which found her opening for Harry Styles
at his sold-out Madison Square
Garden shows, writing an original song "Broken Harvest" for the NPR "Morning Edition" Song Project and later performing the song on "The Late Late Show with James
Cunningham's list of champions continues to grow including Harry Styles, Remi Wolf, John Mayer, Alessia Cara
and Sara Bareilles. The artist first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Cunningham realized songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue, citing Joni Mitchell
and Bob Dylan
as key inspirations. Listen to the new single here:
August 17-Rose Music
Center at The Heights-Huber Heights, OH‡
August 19-Race Street Live-Holyoke, MA
August 20-Thompson's Point-Portland, ME‡
August 21-Thompson's Point-Portland, ME‡
8-The Rooftop at Pier 17-New York, NY†
9-The Rooftop at Pier 17-New York, NY†
10-Skyline Stage at The Mann-Philadelphia, PA†
16-Annapolis Songwriters Festival-Annapolis, MD
18-Bourbon & Beyond-Louisville, KY
20-Thalia Hall-Chicago, IL
21-recordBAR-Kansas City, MO
23-Fox Theatre-Boulder, CO
24-Urban Lounge-Salt Lake City, UT
26-The Crocodile-Seattle, WA
27-The Biltmore Cabaret-Vancouver, BC
28-Wonder Ballroom-Portland, OR
30-August Hall-San Francisco, CA
October 1-The Regent Theater-Los Angeles, CA
October 2-Ohana Festival-Dana Point, CA
October 3-Club Congress Plaza-Tucson, AZ
October 4-Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery-Santa Fe, NM
October 6-Beer City Music
Hall-Oklahoma City, OK
October 7-Deep Ellum Art Co-Dallas, TX
October 8-George's Majestic Lounge-Fayetteville, AR
October 11-Saturn-Birmingham, AL
October 12-Bijou Theatre-Knoxville, TN
October 13-Terminal West-Atlanta, GA
October 14-The Grey Eagle-Asheville, NC
October 15-Brooklyn Bowl Nashville-Nashville, TN
October 17-Haw River Ballroom-Saxapahaw, NC
October 18-The Jefferson Theater-Charlottesville, VA
October 20-The Sinclair-Cambridge, MA
October 21-Webster Hall-New York, NY
October 22-Capital Turnaround-Washington, DC
November 27-Broadcast-Glasgow, UK
November 29-Islington Assembly Hall-London, UK
December 1-Belleville-Oslo, NO
December 2-Nalen Klubb-Stolkholm, SE
December 4-Vega Ideal
December 6-Nochtspeicher-Hamburg, DE
December 8-Rotown-Roterdam, NL
December 9-Paradiso Tuinzaal-Amsterdam, DL
† with Mt. Joy
‡ with Lake Street Dive.