Jesca Hoop’s new AA single Song for a Bygone Era / Waking Andreas (grouped together under the name Stonechild Afterbirth) serve as a postscript to her much heralded fifth album Stonechild, released earlier this year via Memphis Industries.
Jesca describes the songs as follows: “As I grow and travel on through life so do the those that I hold dear. It is not easy to let go of people places and things as life inevitably moves us on.. especially if safety and sacred was found. Song For A Bygone Era is dedicated to my dear old friends and teachers, Tony Berg, Blake Mills and Shawn Everett with whom I made my first four records. Waking Andreas refers to the fault line that runs through California. If you have ever loved you have likely been troubled by love. Perhaps shaken to your core. I’m a California girl. I love deeply. The trouble for me comes in no small tremor.”
Take a listen to both tracks below…
Jesca has been touring throughout 2019 including a magnificent performance at the Barbican in October and festival highlight slot at Green Man in August. Jesca continues her US tour through to the end of November and has just been confirmed as special guest on Elbow’s upcoming 2020 US and UK tour.
Upcoming tour dates:
15 Nov – Minneapolis, MI – The Cedar Cultural Center
16 Nov – Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen
19 Nov – Vienna, VA, Jammin Java
20 Nov – Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle
21 Nov – New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
23 Nov – Boston, MA, City Winery
16 Jan – Mexico City, Auditorio Nacional
18 Jan – San Diego, CA, House of Blues with Elbow
19 Jan – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern with Elbow
20 Jan – Oakland, CA, Fox Theater with Elbow
21 Jan – Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory Santa Ana with Elbow