Hamilton Leithauser announces his new album The Loves of Your Life released April 10th via Glassnote Records. Hamilton has also shared his new single ‘Isabella’ and a new teaser video featuring Maggie Rogers, as well as details of a headline world tour.
The album, written and produced by Hamilton in his home studio over the past three years, is a collection of stories about real people he’s met over his years living in New York City. This is the New York singer, songwriter and producer’s first new music since 2016’s critically acclaimed album with former Vampire Weekend instrumentalist Rostam, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Year’s Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR and more.
New song ‘Isabella’ is named after a young girl whose parents pay her Manhattan rent, preventing her from growing up. “I wrote these songs about individual people. I wrote stories and I wrote music; and then I matched them up,” Hamilton says. “Not one story was originally intended for the music it ended up marrying. These are people I know, and strangers I’ve come across in the last few years. All of the stories are based on some kind of truth, but I’m not afraid to get loose with the facts. Most are both fact and fiction, and some tilt pretty far in either direction. I guess people might call this “creative nonfiction” or just “embellished stories. I wrote and recorded these songs in a studio I built for myself in New York. It’s a tight New York kind of space, and I’m jammed in with all sorts of instruments and equipment.”
The Loves of Your Life will be released April 10th via Glassnote Records, including the below tracks. Pre-order here.
Hamilton Leithauser will commence his worldwide headline tour in May, playing the uk below dates. Tickets on sale now.
Wednesday, June 3: Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
Thursday, June 4: Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Friday, June 5: London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Sunday, June 7: Brighton, UK @ Chalk