David Crosby’s New Album Here If You Listen, A Collaborative Album With Becca Stevens, Michael League And Michelle Willis, Out October 26th On BMG
Crosby Will Take “Lighthouse” Band On Tour This Fall To Support The Record
Listen To First Single “Glory” Here
September 6, 2018 – On October 26th, David Crosby will release Here If You Listen on BMG, his fourth solo album in five years. It’s an unexpected run that proves his musical passion to be as powerful as ever. With Here If You Listen, the 77-year-old singer/songwriter continues the singular creative streak, delivering one of his most joyfully adventurous albums yet in a career that spans six auspicious decades. On Here If You Listen, Crosby again joins forces with the three musicians who helped lend his 2016 album Lighthouse - and the tour in support of the album - its captivating grace: Michael League of Snarky Puppy, Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens (Crosby’s “Lighthouse” band). But in a purposeful departure from Lighthouse, Here If You Listen emerges as a highly collaborative effort, with all four artists trading off lead vocals and bringing their distinct songwriting to the mix.
“If leaving a group like Crosby, Stills & Nash was like jumping off a cliff, then finding the Lighthouse Band was like growing wings halfway down,” says Crosby. “These three people are so startlingly talented, I literally couldn’t resist making this album with them.”
Produced by League and co-produced by Stevens, Willis and Crosby, Here If You Listen bears a stripped-down, acoustically driven sound centered on the band’s stunning harmonies. But despite its sonic simplicity and minimal percussion, the album unfolds in infinitely shifting textures that find each musician tapping into their own carefully honed palette and idiosyncratic sensibilities. “The songs are taking on all of our collective influences, which is kind of crazy if you think about it—hearing the influence of Björk on a song with David Crosby lyrics, for example,” League notes.
With most of the album written collaboratively in League’s Brooklyn studio Atlantic Sound, Here If You Listen matches its intricate arrangements with lyrics both raw in emotion and rich in insight. Attuned to the chaos of the present day but visionary in perspective, the songs question, challenge, and demand self-reflection just as often as they illuminate and soothe.
From song to song, Here If You Listen radiates the palpable sense of joy and wonder each musician brought to the album’s creation. “I love that it genuinely sounds like what happened: four people from different backgrounds with mutual respect and commitment to their work, coming together to create something they found meaningful,” says Willis.
Crosby and the “Lighthouse” band will hit the road this fall in support of Here If You Listen. The five-week, coast-to-coast tour kicks off November 2nd at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA and ends December 8th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
David Crosby – Fall 2018 Tour Dates
Nov 2 - Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Nov 4 - Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
Nov 6 - Castro Theatre - San Francisco, CA
Nov 8 - Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 9 - Golden State Theatre – Monterey, CA
Nov 10 - Fred Kavli Theatre - Thousand Oaks, CA
Nov 12 - Balboa Theatre - San Diego, CA
Nov 13 - City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
Nov 15 - National Hispanic Cultural Centre – Albuquerque, NM
Nov 17 - Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Nov 19 - North Shore Centre for the Performing Arts – Skokie, IL
Nov 20 - Capitol Theatre – Madison, WI
Nov 24 - The Paramount Theatre - Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 25 - Kalamazoo State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI
Nov 28 - The Kent Stage – Kent, OH
Nov 29 - Weinberg Center for the Arts – Frederick, MD
Dec 1 - The Egg Performing Arts Centre – Albany, NY
Dec 2 - Whitaker Centre for Science and the Arts - Sunoco Performance Theatre - Harrisburg, PA
Dec 4 - Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH
Dec 5 - Bergen Performing Arts Centre – Englewood, NJ
Dec 7 - Zeiterion Performing Arts Centre - New Bedford, MA
Dec 8 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
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