Brooke Annibale Returns with Haunting New Single HOLD ON + Announces New Album Out June 8th
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale announced today the release of her new single "Hold On" off her third full-length album Hold To The Light. Set to release on June 8th, Hold To The Light marks Annibale's return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin and introduces a new pop-progressive direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around Brooke's stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. "Hold On" is now available on Spotify, iTunes, and all other DSPs.
"Hold To The Light finds Annibale making strides in both songwriting and production, incorporating a wider and more experimental range of instruments," stated Uproxxwho featured the single. "For 'Hold On,' in particular, the song's self-described 'dark vibe' came more alive in the studio recording process - the instrumental buildup before the track's bridge introduces otherworldly electronic undertones that echo Annibale's pure, ethereal vocals."
The songs on Hold To The Light develop like Polaroid photos: each reveals a memory suspended between the perspective of the past with all its wistfulness, pain, and joy, and the revelations of the present. Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive) at his Great North Sound Society in Maine, Hold To The Light features contributions from seasoned artists Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne, Josh Ritter) on bass; Josh Kaufman (The National, Josh Ritter) on accompanying guitars; Sean Trischka on drums; and Matt Douglas (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Goats) on woodwinds. Brooke's thoughtful, layered songwriting anchors the production to explore a range of narratives working through themes of seeking truths, letting go, and reconciling the past with the present.
The release of 2015's The Simple Fear marked a breakout year for Annibale which led to continuous touring with artists such as Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter, Margaret Glaspy, Great Lake Swimmers, Jesca Hoop, Rufus Wainwright, The Handsome Family, and Aoife O'Donovan. It included a win at the Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album as well as appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, and this year's SXSW. Critical acclaim for The Simple Fear included praises from Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Stereogum who hailed the album as "cohesive and wise," while NPR's World Caferaved, "There's an enticing darkness to these songs."
Catch Annibale on tour this Spring which includes stops in Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. To purchase tickets, visit www.brookeannibale.com/shows.
04/05 - Clinton, NY @ Hamilton College
04/27 - Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Fest
04/28 - Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Fest
06/02 - Newark, OH @ The Bootlegger
06/03 - Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
06/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
06/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folksong Society
06/16 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
06/19 - Burlington, VT @ The Skinny Pancake
06/21 - Boston, MA @ Fraser Performance Studio
08/16 - Fort Collins, CO @ Magic Rat
Hold To The Light Track List:
01) Hold On
04) Hold To The Light
05) We Were Not Ready
07) Either I
09) Point Of View
10) Then Again