Debuted by Billboard
Hold To The Light Out On June 8th
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale will release her third full-length album Hold To The Light on June 8th. The new record marks Annibale’s return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Annibale 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 Brooke’s stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. Today, she released her radiant new single “Glow,” debuted yesterday by Billboard who called it “another musical sea change that’s echoed throughout Hold To The Light.”
Listen to “Glow” HERE.
“I think the mission was just to try new things and see what could come of it,” Annibale told Billboard. “I started writing [“Glow”] as a soft little just basic acoustic song. Then when [producer Sam Kassirer and I] started working on it together it totally evolved, but it still sort of maintained that identity of a summer, light feel. We just took it in a different direction.”
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) 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.
Annibale’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 Annibale 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.”
Catch Annibale 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 Hall
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)
07/18 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett (w/ The Sweeplings)
07/29 – Allison Park, PA @ Hartwood Acres
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
Physical pre-order is available through Brooke’s webstore.
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