The Lone Bellow have announced their new album Love Songs For Losers will be released on November 4 via Dualtone Music Group.
The beloved trio’s fifth album from Nashville to Brooklyn, Love Songs For Losers features their most expansive and eclectic body of work to date. The group also shared their new single “Honey,” a synthesized reflection on the more delicate aspects of enduring love infused with equal parts brutal honesty and heart-growing wisdom.
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“‘Honey’ came thinking about how my wife doesn’t like being called ‘honey’ or ‘baby’ – she thinks it’s lazy, it always rubs her the wrong way,” the lead singer said Zach Williams. “It became a song about sometimes wanting to go back to when we were first in love, when everything was crazy and exciting and we were about to ruin each other’s lives at any moment. “
The Lone Bellow teased their upcoming album earlier this summer with the release of lead single “Gold,” a galvanizing look at the real-life impact of the opioid crisis that embodies the unvarnished intensity heard throughout Love Songs For Losers.
Throughout their life as a band, The Lone Bellow have cast an indelible spell with their polished songs of stark truth and unexpected beauty, often delivered in hypnotic three-part harmony. Unlike their past work with elite producers like The National’s Aaron Dessner and eight-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb, the trio struck out on their own for the first time, imagining a singular sound encompassing everything from rock ready for the arena of hymns to beautifully sprawling American tunes.
Recorded in the possibly haunted former home of the legendary Roy Orbison, the result is an intimate meditation on the pain, joy and ineffable wonder of being human, by turns heartbreaking, irreverent and sublimely transcendent.
“One of the reasons we chose Love Songs for Losers as the album title is that I always thought of myself as a love loser – I never got it right,” says Williams. , whose bandmates include guitarist Brian Elmquist and multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin.
“The songs are about bad relationships and wonderful relationships and everything in between, sometimes with a lot of levity. We’re just trying to encapsulate the full range of experiences that we all go through as human beings. “
After sketching the album’s 11 songs at a nearby church, the band holed up for eight weeks in Orbison’s home on Old Hickory Lake with longtime bassist Jason Pipkin and drummer Julian Dorio. Co-produced by Elmquist and Jacob Sooter, Love Songs for Losers also sees Pipkin take the reins as vocal producer, expertly harnessing the rarefied vocal magic they have continually brought to stages around the world.
The triumph of completing their self-produced debut album marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the band’s journey. With the release of Love Songs For Losers, the trio feel newly emboldened to create without limits.
After a series of remaining tour dates supporting Maren Morris, The Lone Bellow will hit the road this fall for an extensive national tour that includes stops at Thalia Hall in Chicago, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the 9:30 Club in DC and the Webster Hall of NYC, among others.
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09/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*
09/16 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater *
09/17 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre*
09/18 – Grass Valley, CA @ The Center for the Arts
09/20 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
09/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater *
10/19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater*
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*
10/22 – Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/26 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Memorial Hall
10/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
10/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall
02/11 – Louisville, KY @ Bomhard Theater
03/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
04/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/11 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Variety Playhouse
6/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
10/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
11/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/16 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
11/17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/18 – Fairfield, CT @ Warehouse
11/19 – Richmond, Virginia @ The National
* in support of Maren Morris