HAYES CARLL’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM LOVERS AND LEAVERS OUT APRIL 8
“He spins a yarn with fresh wit, details a failure with unflinching honesty, and everything in between remains admirably cliché-free.”—Los Angeles Times
Lovers and Leavers, the highly anticipated new full-length album from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, will be released April 8 via Thirty Tigers. In advance of the release, a new song, “The Love That We Need,” recently premiered at NPR Music and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud. Of the track, NPR Music praises, “Depicting failure of such a private, ordinary variety, without any colorful exaggeration or comic relief, is an exacting art. Turns out Carll’s excellent at it.”
Produced by Grammy-award winning producer and musician Joe Henry (Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt), the 10-track album was recorded live over five days in L.A. during the winter of 2015.
Of the album, Carll comments:
“I didn’t have one song that I knew would be a sing along or would make people dance. I felt vulnerable in a way that I hadn’t in a long time. But I got what I wanted – a record with space, nuance, and room to breathe. It felt right for my art. It felt right for my life.
‘Lovers and Leavers’ isn’t funny or raucous. There are very few hoots and almost no hollers.
But it is joyous, and it makes me smile.
No, it’s not my ‘Blood on the Tracks,’ nor is it any kind of opus.
It’s my fifth record — a reflection of a specific time and place.
It is quiet, like I wanted it to be.”
Lovers and Leavers is Carll’s first release since 2011’s acclaimed, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories). Widely praised by critics, The New York Times asserted, “…[Carll] extends a worthy Texas tradition: the weathered, hard-drinking, weary but clear-eyed troubadour…,” while SPIN included him in their feature “The Next Big Things: 11 Artists You Must Hear in 2011,” calling him a “silver-tongue-in-cheek country iconoclast.”
Most recently, Carll was nominated for “Best Country Song” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for his song, “Chances Are.” Originally featured on KMAG YOYO, the song was recently re-recorded by Lee Ann Womack for her acclaimed 2014 album The Way I’m Livin’.
Carll will tour extensively in celebration of the record, including upcoming dates across the U.K. and Ireland. Additional performances in North America, Europe and Australia will be announced shortly.
LOVERS AND LEAVERS TRACK LIST
2. Sake Of The Song
3. Good While It Lasted
4. You Leave Alone
5. My Friends
6. The Love That We Need
7. Love Don’t Let Me Down
8. The Magic Kid
9. Love Is So Easy
10. Jealous Moon
HAYES CARLL CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
January 22—San Antonio, TX—Sam’s Burger Joint
January 31—Boulder, CO—E-Town
February 4—Little Rock, AR—South on Main
February 5—Oklahoma City, OK—The Blue Door (2 shows)
February 6—Denton, TX—Dan’s Silverleaf
April 8—Austin, TX—Waterloo Records in-store
April 14—Houston, TX—The Cullen Theater
April 15—Driftwood, TX—Old Settler’s Music Festival
April 16—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater
April 21—London, U.K.—Kings Place
April 22—Bristol, U.K.—The Tunnels
April 24—Glasgow, U.K.—CCA
April 25—Newcastle, U.K.—Cluny 2
April 27—Manchester, U.K.—The Deaf Institute
April 28—Nottingham, U.K.&mdash ;The Glee Club
April 29—Milton Keynes, U.K.—The Stables
May 1—Kilkenny, Ireland—Kilkenny Roots Festival
May 16—New York, NY—Joe’s Pub
May 17—New York, NY—Joe’s Pub
May 21—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theater
May 22—Charleston, WV—Mountainstage
(additional dates to be announced)