Alex Lahey shares new single, announces new album and national tour
The long-awaited follow-up for I Love You Like A Brother will arrive on May 17th.
While she's been somewhat of an Australian favourite ever since her 2016 break-out You Don't Think You Like People Like Me, 2017 was the year of Alex Lahey, with the Melbourne-based musician finding a tonne of acclaim - in Australia and internationally - with her debut record I Love You Like A Brother. It was a ten-track display of Lahey's strength in songwriting, uniting catchy vocal melodies and witty, relatable lyricism with charged guitar lines and rapid percussion for an album that has to be among Australia's recent best - so much so that two years later, despite not releasing anything since, she's still considered one of our favourites. Now, however, the drought is over, with Alex Lahey announcing her second album The Best Of Luck Club, which will arrive on May 17 via Nicky Boy Records/Caroline Australia, bringing another ten tracks set to strength Lahey's case as one of Australia's best songwriters, promising an assured second album that is "giving a voice to millennial ennui."
It all kicks off with its first tease, Don't Be So Hard On Yourself. It's an electrifying return to Alex Lahey's former glory, picking up where I Love You Like A Brother left off with its slick vocal melodies and clever lyricism, which this time around, is layered over an instrumental that feels a little more low-key when compared against the raw, high-octane energy of I Love You Like A Brother's best cuts. It works in her favour though, finding that middle ground between the tried-and-tested strength of her past work with a bright future ahead, something that'll no doubt be further fleshed out with the album's eventual arrival. "I wrote this song for my partner who was on tour and was feeling the fatigue and stresses of the road, as we all do," she says. "It doesn’t matter how capable or strong or resilient you may be, we all have bad days, and that’s ok. There’s nothing wrong with feeling tired after a hard day’s work and sometimes I have to remind myself of that too."
It also comes with the announcement of Alex Lahey's return to the Australian live circuit, with dates around the country this June. Check 'em all out below:
Thursday, June 06 – The Governor Hindmarsh – Adelaide, SA
Friday, June 07 – Rock Rover - Fremantle, WA
Thursday, June 13 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Friday, June 14 – The Basement – Canberra, ACT
Saturday, June 15 – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW
Saturday, June 22 – Forum – Melbourne, VIC
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