Ron Gallo’s “Foreground Music” Asks If An Existential Crisis Can Be Fun

[Cover photo credit to Dylan Reyes]

Ron Gallo has announced new studio album, Foreground Music, due out March 3, 2023 as his first collection from Kill Rock Stars. The news arrives alongside an official video in which a woman’s house is robbed while she is immersed in Ron Gallo’s VR World, proposing that an “existential crisis is normal and can still sound like a decently fun time”. The video was directed by Ryan Bender and Jordan M. Hahn.

With the new collection, Gallo addresses developers turning neighborhoods into “unremarkable AirBnB advertisements”, corporate overlords deciding how much music costs, and extremists “hellbent on bringing forth an apocalypse of racial and civil destruction”. Exploring many more emotive and relatable topics from modern life, Gallo also brings love to the table in a desire to protect the world from some of these extremes. The album actually makes a life-affirming conclusion, according to Gallo:

The world is completely fucked, but the universe is inside you.

National Tour Dates
11/22: Ardmore, PA @ @ Ardmore Music Hall – We Live On: Derek Dorsey Benefit (solo show)
1/27: Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic (with Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck, Nick Thune and more)
3/15-3/19: Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/5: Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (early show)
4/7: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
4/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/11: Nashville, TN @ Basement East 
4/12: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
4/13: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
4/14: Lexington, KY @ The Burl
4/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

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