New Release & Video: Courtney Marie Andrews – Kindness Of Strangers

Courtney Marie Andrews has today premiered a beautiful new video for her song Kindness Of Strangers with GQ Magazine. The video was shot in LA by The Brothers Wright, and you can watch it exclusively on GQ, HERE

Discussing the poignant song, Courtney stated, ““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”

The track features on Courtney’s upcoming record May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23rd on Loose. Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the new album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A

Chatting to The Telegraph, Courtney shared that she has suffered from sexism and chauvinism throughout her career, stating, “They would say: ‘I can’t believe you’re a woman playing lead guitar!’’ There was this immediate assumption that you couldn’t possibly know what you’re doing, because you’re a woman. It’s so condescending. I’ve probably had to work twice as hard, just to prove people wrong…. I’ve been hit on in inappropriate ways, in working situations, like it was just to be expected. I’ve been talked down to for so long, you barely even notice. But finally, I think there’s been an awakening of the collective consciousness. Change is happening”

In support of the album, Andrews will tour the US and Europe throughout 2018, including a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 24 April – see full dates below…

April 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
April 13 – Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
April 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands—Bitterzoet
April 15 – Cologne, Germany—Studio 672
April 16 – Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
April 18 – Leeds, U.K.—Brudenell Social Club
April 19 – Edinburgh, U.K.—Summer Hall
April 20 – Dublin, Ireland—Whelan’s
April 21 – Liverpool, U.K.—Arts Club
April 22 – Manchester, U.K.—Gorilla
April 23 – Brighton, U.K.—Komedia
April 24 – London, U.K.—Islington Assembly Hall
April 26 – Paris, FR—Petit Bain