Courtney Marie Andrews has announced her new album Loose Future out 7th October. To mark the announcement she has shared the album’s first single “Satellite”.
Something of a departure from the more traditional Americana sound of Andrews’ earlier releases, the track builds from a breezy guitar and vocal arrangement into a dreamy tapestry of synths, layered vocals and reverb-abetted slide guitar.
The song is accompanied by a video that finds Courtney chasing satellites in the woods of the Catskill Mountains on a bicycle hand-made for the intergalactic…
“I’ve written a lot of love songs, but there’s always a tinge of heartbreak,” explains Andrews. “But “Satellite” is a love song without caveats. I wanted to look forward and fall in love with the mystery of someone. Let love in, without questioning or instigating how it might hurt me. Sonically, I wanted to go to space. This kind of love isn’t earthbound.”
Andrews initially approached the album by writing a song every day. She felt “the sounds of summer” flowing through her writing, and gradually collected an album’s worth of material imbued with a sense of romance, possibility, and freedom. She enlisted Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cassandra Jenkins, Anna Burch) to co-produce the album with her and recorded the album at Evian’s Flying Cloud Recordings studio in the Catskill Mountains. Album credits include Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear) on drums and Josh Kaufman (Bonnie Light Horseman) on multiple instruments.
Andrews will also be playing a slew of UK and European dates through June and July, see below for a full list…
10th June – Copenhagen, DK @ CPH Americana
11th June – Stockholm, SE @ Sthlm Americana
12th June – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Americana
15th June – Utrecht, NL @ EKKO
17th June – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
18th June – Kent, UK @ Black Deer Festival
19th June – Pocklington, UK @ Pocklington Arts Centre
20th June – Oxford, UK @ SJE Arts
21st June – Exeter, UK @ Phoenix
23rd June – Dublin, IE @ Liberty Hall Theatre
24th June – Limerick, IE @ Dolan’s
25th June – Sligo, IE @ The Hawk’s Well
26th June – Galway, IE @ Róisín Dubh
27th June – Bangor (N-I), UK @ Queen’s Parade Church
5th July – Edinburgh, UK @ The Voodoo Rooms