Adrianne Lenker, lead singer of indie darlings Big Thief, has shared the second single from her forthcoming solo album abysskiss, out Oct. 5 through Saddle Creek Records.
Lenker’s new single features the same breathy, close-mic’d vocals that fans of her work with Big Thief have come to love. But where Big Thief’s instrumentals are given space to sprawl, the guitar here is a densely knotted acoustic finger-picking figure with the faintest of motorik backbeats that Lenker rides through crest and valley alike. The end result is something hermetic, a hymnal that belongs more to the confession booth than the church altar.
Lenker will be embarking on a solo tour in support of abysskiss. Her tour dates can be found below.
Listen to “symbol” and watch Big Thief’s 2016 Daytrotter Session below.
Adrianne Lenker Tour Dates:
15 – London, U.K. @ Union Chapel
16 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Button Factory
17 – Manchester, U.K. @ YES
19 – Ghent, Belgium @ Charlatan
20 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Tolhuistuin
23 – Berlin, Germany @ Baumhausbar
04 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Pico Union Project
05 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ SOhO
06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall
09 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Vera Project
10 – Portland, Ore. @ The Old Church
14 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
16 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
18 – Toronto, Ont. @ Longboat Hall
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
21 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center