Lauren Balthrop will release her sophomore album, Things Will Be Different this Friday, August 12 via Nashville’s new label, Olivia Records. She’s also shared the album’s final single, “Get Lost,” along with an accompanying video.
Balthrop comments on the single and video:
It’s about the fragility of life, this planet, our minds, and how we can get lost in the chaos of trying to make sense of those things.
Things Will Be Different was produced by Nick Kinsey (Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby) and features musicians Ellen Kempner (Palehound), Matthew Douglas (Mountain Goats), Kevin Copeland, Maya de Vitry, David Lizmi, James Paul Mitchell, Matt Combs, Steven Bernstein, and Jared Samuel (Invisible Familiars).
On Instagram, Balthrop spoke of the new album:
It’s about anxiety and heartbreak, and the millions of little moments that make up both. It’s about feeling stuck in the present yet fixated on the past. It’s about finding peace because as the saying goes “wherever you are, there you are.” It’s about staying hopeful.
Balthrop will be on the road for a run of shows post-album release.
Lauren Balthrop Tour Dates
Aug 24 – Egremont, MA – Egremont Barn #
Aug 25 – Boston, MA – Club Passim #
Aug 26 – Easthampton, MA – Marigold Theater #
Aug 27 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 $
Aug 28 – Cambridge, NY – The Depot at Argyle Brewing Co #
Aug 30 – Lancaster, PA – Zoetropolis #
Sep 02 – Ashville, NC – Isis Music Hall
Sep 07 – Nashville, TN – Analog at the Hutton
Sep 09 – Louisville, KY – The Whirling Tiger
Sep 23-9/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Americana Music Fest
# w/ Violet Bell
$ w/ Violet Bell and Elizabeth & the Catapult