Luke Sital-Singh has unveiled the title track to his upcoming new album Dressing Like A Stranger and announced a headline UK tour for Autumn 2022.
“Dressing Like A Stranger” is a song inspired thematically and musically by his move halfway across the globe from London to Los Angeles just before the global pandemic. Pondering the ways that experience changed him as a person, or perhaps the ways he expected it would and didn’t, Sital-Singh penned the song on a rubber-bridge guitar he got from Silver Lake’s Old Style Guitar Shop fresh after arriving in his adoptive hometown. In the months ahead, the instrument would become a comforting musical companion for the typically-collaborative songwriter as the world remained shut down, as well as the key that unlocked the sound of the new record.
“‘Dressing Like A Stranger’ is about looking back at yourself and noticing the ways you’ve changed and what has and hasn’t changed you,” says Sital-Singh. “In retrospect, it sounds like I was exploring how I had changed or not changed since moving to LA. Have I changed or do I just wear different clothes because it’s hot? I bought a guitar from a local store in LA. I found it a very inspiring instrument, and I used it throughout the record. I wrote ‘Dressing Like A Stranger’ the minute I got home with the new guitar.”
The follow-up to 2019’s A Golden State, which preceded his move to Los Angeles, Dressing Like A Stranger was written and recorded in California, with Luke initially working alone at home in Los Feliz as COVID-19 descended upon the world. He later rented a studio and cut a few songs by himself before enlisting fellow Brit and singer-songwriter Dan Croll as co-producer and Tchad Blake (Fiona Apple, The Black Keys, Elvis Costello) for mixing.
Luke Sital-Singh has also announced a headline UK tour for Autumn 2022. The tour, which follows the album’s release on September 2nd, starts in Bristol at The Fleece on September 25th and culminates at London’s Lafayette on October 9th…
September 25 – Bristol The Fleece
September 26 – Southampton 1865
September 27 – Brighton Green Door Store
September 29 – Cambridge The Portland Arms
September 30 – Sheffield The Leadmill
October 3 – Manchester YES – The Pink Room
October 4 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
October 6 – Newcastle Cluny 2
October 8 – Birmingham Dead Wax
October 9 – London Lafayette
Tickets on sale from 10am next Thursday April 28th.