Watch Courtney Marie Andrews’ new video Satellite

Courtney Marie Andrews has announced her new album Loose Future out on 7th October via Fat Possum. In 2020, she delivered a sparser sounding Old Flower, which received a nomination for Best Americana Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and which Mike Davies concluded in his FR review as “… unquestionably one of her best, one which, in its journey from wreckage to rebirth, it reaches deep into what Yeats termed the rag and bone shop of the heart, and finds treasure within.”

Accompanying news of her new album is her lead single, Satellite, the easy-rolling sound replaced by a dreamy tapestry of synths, layered vocals and reverb-abetted slide guitar. She soars and has the outfit to match in the accompanying video below in which she chases satellites in the woods of the Catskill Mountains on a bicycle hand-made for the intergalactic.

While Old Flower dealt with themes arising from the break-up of a nine-year relationship and the process of recovery, here she sings of a love that is not earthbound:

I’ve written a lot of love songs, but there’s always a tinge of heartbreak, ”Explains Andrews. “But “Satellite” is a love song without caveats. I wanted to look forward and fall in love with the mystery of someone. Let love in, without questioning or instigating how it might hurt me. Sonically, I wanted to go to space. This kind of love isn’t earthbound. “

Order / Stream Satellite:

Andrews initially approached the album by writing a song every day. She felt “the sounds of summer” flowing through her writing and gradually collected an album’s worth of material imbued with a sense of romance, possibility, and freedom. She enlisted Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cassandra Jenkins, Anna Burch) to co-produce the album with her. She recorded the album at Evian’s Flying Cloud Recordings studio in the Catskill Mountains. Album credits include Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear) on drums and Josh Kaufman (Bonnie Light Horseman) on multiple instruments.

Tracklisting for Loose Future

1. Loose Future

2. Older Now

3. On The Line

4. Satellite

5. These Are The Good Old Days

6. Thinkin ‘On You

7. You Do What You Want

8. Let Her Go

9. Change My Mind

10. Me & Jerry

Andrews will also be playing a slew of UK and European dates through June and July; see below for a full list.

Courtney Marie Andrews UK & European Tour Dates:

10th June – Copenhagen, DK @ CPH Americana

11th June – Stockholm, SE @ Sthlm Americana

12th June – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Americana

15th June – Utrecht, NL @ EKKO

17th June – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Center

18th June – Kent, UK @ Black Deer Festival

19th June – Pocklington, UK @ Pocklington Arts Center

20th June – Oxford, UK @ SJE Arts

21st June – Exeter, UK @ Phoenix

23rd June – Dublin, IE @ Liberty Hall Theater

24th June – Limerick, IE @ Dolan’s

25th June – Sligo, IE @ The Hawk’s Well

26th June – Galway, IE @ Róisín Dubh

27th June – Bangor (NI), UK @ Queen’s Parade Church

5th July – Edinburgh, UK @ The Voodoo Rooms


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