Acclaimed indie/folk force The Lone Bellow released their anticipated new album Love Songs for Losers today via Dualtone Music Group.
Their fifth feature, Love Songs for Losers, sees the beloved trio from Nashville by-way-of-Brooklyn strike out on their own for the first time and self-produce, a departure from their previous work with elite producers like Aaron Dessner (The National) and Dave Cobb. Recorded at the former Nashville home of the legendary Roy Orbison, Love Songs for Losers features their most expansive and eclectic body of work to date.
“I always thought our music was so much bigger than anything we’ve shown on record before, and this time we turned every stone until we had the songs exactly where they needed to be,” the group said. “Singing together night after night for a decade allows you to understand what your bandmates are capable of, in a way no one else can. There are so many different qualities in our voices that have never been captured before. , and producing this album ourselves was a great opportunity to finally show that.”
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. With Love Songs for Losers, they crafted a singular sound that encompasses everything from arena-ready rock anthems to beautifully sprawling American tunes. The result is an intimate meditation on the pain, joy and ineffable wonder of being human, by turns heartbreaking, irreverent and sublimely transcendent.
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 guitarist Brian Elmquist and Jacob Sooter, Love Songs for Losers also sees vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin take the reins as vocal producer, expertly harnessing the rarefied vocal magic they’ve been constantly creating. bring to stages around the world. The triumph of completing their self-produced debut album marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the group’s journey, newly emboldened to create without limits.
In addition to the new album, lead singer Zach Williams and his wife Stacy star in the new television series The Williams Family Cabin. Created by Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network, first-time renovators learn that renovation is full of surprises as they transform a cabin just outside Nashville into a creative retreat while balancing their full-time jobs and their four children. The show is produced by York & Wilder and can be seen on Magnolia Network, Discovery+ and HBO Max.
Don’t miss The Lone Bellow on their extensive national tour this fall/winter in support of the new album. For more information or to buy tickets.
Listen to the new album here:
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
01/26 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
01/27 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theater
01/28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
01/29 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Beer City Music Hall
01/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
02/02 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
03/02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
04/02 – Breckenridge, CO @ Riverwalk Center
02/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Hall
02/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
02/09 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
02/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
02/15 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ CPAC
02/16 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
02/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Photo credit: Eric Ryan Anderson