Widowspeak announce sixth album ‘The Jacket’

Check out first single ‘Everything Is Simple’ now.

Set for release on 11th March via Captured Tracks, Brooklyn duo Widowspeak - singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas - have announced their sixth album ‘The Jacket’. Based on a story of a fictional band, the pair are also sharing the first single from the album today, ‘Everything Is Simple’. Speaking on the track, they say, “At the beginning of something (a relationship, a project, a job, a new place) you have this very pure feeling toward it. Everything feels less complicated because you’re oriented wholly toward that potential. It’s undefined, and that makes it easier to understand, because you can’t see the problems yet. As time goes on, you learn more, you experience more, and you see where the limitations exist: not even necessarily ones imposed upon you, but where you draw your own lines. Maybe you can’t see what was holding you back until it’s in the past, and by then others’ perspectives contradict your own. Everyone is constructing their own versions of reality. The song was originally going to feed into the drama of the imaginary band, but it’s about our own band too. I was thinking about how I’m an inherently unreliable narrator about my own life, and at the same time maybe there are no ‘true’ stories.” Check it out below. ‘The Jacket’ Tracklisting: 1. While You Wait 2. Everything Is Simple 3. Salt 4. True Blue 5. The Jacket 6. Unwind 7. The Drive 8. Slow Dance 9. Forget It 10. Sleeper See Widowspeak live at the following dates: APRRIL 07 - New York, NY - Baby’s All Right 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts 09 - Washington, DC - Jammin’ Java 13 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore * 14 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live * 15 - Athens, GA - Hendershots 16 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle * 17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle * 19 - New Orleans, LA - d.b.a 20 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall 21 - Austin, TX - Mohawk 22 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger 23 - Ft Worth, TX - Tulips 25 - Albuquerque, NM - InsideOut 26 - Tucson, AZ - Groundworks 27 - Palm Springs, CA - Alibi 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon 29 - Santa Ana, CA - La Santa 30 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar MAY 03 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club 06 - Portland, OR - Polaris Hall 09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Hangar House 10 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall 12 - Des Monies, IA - xBk 14 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen 15 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern * w/ Clairo Get tickets to watch Widowspeak live now.

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