Lake Street Dive has shared a video for the new song “I Can Change” from their forthcoming album, Free Yourself Up, due May 4 on Nonesuch. The band also announces more North American stops on their international tour, which begins with an intimate show at The Sinclair in Lake Street Dive’s original home of Boston on the album’s release day and continues with more than fifty additional performances. Newly added tour cities include Cleveland, Portland, Atlanta, Austin, Memphis, Chicago, and more. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 6, at nonesuch.com/on-tour. The majority of tickets purchased online for headline shows will include a Free Yourself Up CD; details below.
The intimate video for “I Can Change” puts singer Rachael Price front-and-center as she is carefully put through numerous wardrobe changes, emphasizing the physical and metaphorical changes she sings about in the song’s lyrics. The video was created by filmmaker Claire Marie Vogel.
Free Yourself Up is Lake Street Dive’s second album on Nonesuch Records, following its 2016 album, Side Pony. The four-member band—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson—produced the album themselves at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler.
Free Yourself Up is available to pre-order now at iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where the album tracks “Good Kisser” and “I Can Change” are available for instant download; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by the band. The band recently shared the video for “Good Kisser,” recorded at Goosehead Palace Studios, which can be seen here.
To Lake Street Dive, the title, Free Yourself Up, is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of the band’s purpose. In many ways, it is their most intimate and collaborative record, with the band working as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio as well as on stage. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies.