New Release: Courtney Marie Andrews – Kindness Of Strangers

Taken from her highly-anticipated new record May Your Kindness Remain, due for release on March 23rd, Courtney Marie Andrews has unveiled her brand new single

Take a listen to Kindness Of Strangers, below…

Talking about the track, Andrews states: ‘“Kindness of Strangers” was written directly after some legendary musicians took their own life. It sparked this long and deep thought about how we all feel disconnected with each other at some point in our lives. When you’re at your lowest of lows, even a friendly cashier can make your month. Human connection is essential for survival, and I’ve felt that void at so many different points in my life. This song portrays that void, and how even the smallest amount of kindness can save you’

Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A. In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walter (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals)

Of the album and the inspiration behind its ten songs, Andrews comments, “The people that I’ve met on the road these past few years got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues. People are constantly chasing that bigger life. A lot of people are poor in America—and because of those unattainable goals, they’re also mentally unstable, or sad, or depressed or unfulfilled. A lot of people—myself included at some point in my life—are loving somebody through this. That’s sort of the theme of the record: coming to terms with depression and the reality of the world we’re living in”

In support of the album, which follows 2017’s glorious Honest LifeAndrews will tour the US and Europe throughout 2018, including a newly confirmed headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 24th April – see full dates below…

January 31—Glasgow, O2 ABC
February 3—Oxford, St. Barnabas Church
February 4—Guildford, The Keep (matinee show)
February 4—Guildford, The Keep (late show)
April 12—Copenhagen, Vega
April 13—Berlin, Privatclub
April 14—Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
April 15—Cologne, Studio 672
April 16—Brussels, AB Club
April 18—Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
April 19—Edinburgh, Summer Hall
April 20—Dublin, Whelan’s
April 21—Liverpool, Arts Club
April 22—Manchester, Gorilla
April 23—Brighton, Komedia
April 24—London, Islington Assembly Hall
April 26—Paris, Petit Bain