Jay Brannan Announces 2012 UK/Ireland Tour Dates; New Single "Beautifully" Out January 17
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Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan returns to the UK in April for a set of dates in support of his anticipated sophomore full-length album, out early 2012. “Beautifully,” the first official single from the album, will be released Tuesday, January 17 (Monday, January 16 in UK). See below for a full list of tour dates.
“Beautifully” showcases Jay’s talent for storytelling as he shares the plight of a person falling for a close friend whose attraction lies only in the realm of the platonic. The track, along with the entire upcoming album, was produced by Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles, Lana Del Rey, etc.), who adds instrumental textures to Jay’s songwriting, hinting at a slightly new direction for the minimalist artist.
Keep reading for tour dates.
Having developed a devout online fan community (thanks in part to his self-described Internet-addiction combined with a serious case of insomnia), Jay couldn’t wait to share some new music with his followers. He recently leaked the track “Greatest Hits” from the new album via his social properties. Watch the lyric video for the track here: http://bit.ly/soNFvk.
Jay’s upcoming album is the follow up to his first full-length album goddamned (2008), which debuted at No. 25 on iTunes’ overall albums chart. Brannan’s tenor voice combined with painfully honest lyrics surrounding taboo subjects caught the attention of critics at such influential outlets as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, which proclaimed that Brannan “makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear.” In the Summer of 2009, Brannan released In Living Cover, a covers album consisting of 7 cover songs book-ended by 2 originals, which he recorded in a friend’s bedroom-studio in Brooklyn. It topped the Singer/Songwriter chart on iTunes and reached No. 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
More details on Jay’s forthcoming sophomore album will be released in the coming weeks.
UK Tour Dates:
Wed, April 11 Dublin @ Crawdaddy
Fri, April 13 Brighton @ The Haunt
Sat, April 14 London @ The Garage
Sun, April 15 Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Tues, April 17 Birmingham @ The Temple @ HMV Institute
Wed, April 18 Manchester @ Manchester Deaf Institute
Fri, April 20 Glasgow @ King Tut's
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