NEW ALBUM LOVERS AND LEAVERS – OUT APRIL 8
PRODUCED BY JOE HENRY
UK TOUR INC. LONDON KING’S PLACE – APRIL 21
Lovers and Leavers, the new full-length album from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, will be released April 8 via Thirty Tigers. 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.
Lovers and Leavers is Carll’s fifth album and his first 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”. In the break between this forthcoming album and its predecessor though, as the title suggests, Carll went through a divorce before falling in love again. The one constant in this period of personal transition was songs: songs about his friends; songs about his son; songs about literal lovers and leavers; songs about acceptance; heck, even songs about songs. When Carll was ready to record and to document, Joe Henry was enlisted on production duty. With him, and some acoustic guitar, bass, piano and a touch of pedal steel of course, Lovers and Leavers was birthed just five days later.
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. It’s quiet, like I wanted it to be. Like I wanted to be.”
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.
HAYES CARLL CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
April 21—London, U.K.—Kings Place April 28—Nottingham, U.K.—The Glee Club
April 22—Bristol, U.K.—The Tunnels April 29—Milton Keynes, U.K.—The Stables
April 24—Glasgow, U.K.—CCA May 1—Kilkenny, Ireland—Kilkenny Roots
April 25—Newcastle, U.K.—Cluny 2
April 27—Manchester, U.K.—The Deaf Institute