New Release & Tour: Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers / If I Told

Photo Credit: Sam Stenson

Courtney Marie Andrews will release her highly-anticipated new album, Old Flowers, on 5th June on Loose / Fat Possum Records.

In advance of the release, the new album track, “If I Told,” is premiering today – take a listen below…

Created in the aftermath of a long-term relationship, Old Flowers features Andrews’ most vulnerable writing to date on ten new songs that chronicle her journey through heartbreak, loneliness and finding herself again after it all.

Andrews reflects, “Old Flowers is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth. This was my truth this year—my nine-year relationship ended and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.”

Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief), the album was recorded at Sound Space Studio and features only three musicians: Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), Twain’s Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (drums, percussion).

Of their intention, Sarlo adds, “Before we got to the studio, we agreed to prioritize making this record as cathartic and minimal as possible—focusing on Courtney’s voice and her intention behind the songs. Because of this, the record is all about performance. I believe a great recording is the chemistry between everything during basics and the ability to feel something happening instead of obsessing over the perfect take. Courtney embraced this approach and we ended up with a raw, natural and human record.”

Album tracklisting as follows…

  1. Burlap String
  2. Guilty
  3. If I Told
  4. Together Or Alone
  5. Carnival Dream
  6. Old Flowers
  7. Break The Spell
  8. It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault
  9. How You Get Hurt
  10. Ships In The Night

In celebration of the album, Andrews will return to Europe in June for a handful of shows including London’s Omeara on 18th June. See below for full details…

March 5—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre*
March 8—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall*
March 9—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall*
March 10—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre*
March 11—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 12—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 13—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 14—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 16—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s†
March 19—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 20—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 21—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 23—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater†
March 25—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
March 26—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
March 27—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
March 28—Pelham, TN—Bluegrass Underground at The Caverns
April 24-25—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Music Festival
May 7—New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall†
May 8—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer†
May 9—Boston, MA—Royale†
May 10—Portsmouth, NH—Music Hall†
May 13—Washington, DC—9:30 Club†
May 14—New York, NY—Webster Hall†
May 15—New York, NY—Webster Hall†
June 5—Nashville, TN—venue TBD
June 9—Brooklyn, NY—Union Pool
June 12—Oslo, Norway—Oslo Americana
June 13-14—Stockholm, Sweden—Stockholm Americana
June 16—Birmingham, U.K.—Hare & Hounds
June 17—Pocklington, U.K.—Pocklington Arts Centre
June 18—London, U.K.— Omeara
June 19-21—Tunbridge Wells, UK—Black Deer Festival
June 21—Nottingham, U.K.—Metronome
June 22—Oxford, U.K.—Wesley Memorial Church
July 10—Minneapolis, MN—Basilica Block Party

*with Nathaniel Rateliff
†with The Tallest Man on Earth

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