Hamilton Leithauser Announces New Solo Album The Loves of Your Life, Shares “Isabella”

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Hamilton Leithauser Announces New Solo Album <i>The Loves of Your Life</i>, Shares &#8220;Isabella&#8221;

Hamilton Leithauser will release his first new album in four years this spring, The Loves of Your Life, out April 10 on Glassnote Records. The New York-based singer-songwriter, producer and former Walkmen frontman has also shared an anthemic new single, “Isabella.”

Leithauser wrote and produced The Loves of Your Life in his home studio over the past three years, assembling “a collection of stories about real people he’s met over his years living in New York City,” such as his new single’s eponymous subject, “a young girl whose parents pay her Manhattan rent, and this is precisely why she can’t grow up,” per a press release.

Leithauser explains the process behind his new album’s creation in a statement:

I wrote these songs about individual people. I wrote stories and I wrote music; and then I matched them up. Not one story was originally intended for the music it ended up marrying. These are people I know, and strangers I’ve come across in the last few years. All of the stories are based on some kind of truth, but I’m not afraid to get loose with the facts. Most are both fact and fiction, and some tilt pretty far in either direction. I guess people might call this “creative nonfiction” or just “embellished stories. I wrote and recorded these songs in a studio I built for myself in New York. It’s a tight New York kind of space, and I’m jammed in with all sorts of instruments and equipment.

The Loves of Your Life will be Leithauser’s first full-length since his 2016 collaboration with Rostam Batmanglij, the acclaimed I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, which Paste numbered among that year’s best albums. “Isabella” is our second preview of his forthcoming follow-up, after the early-February release of “Here They Come,” which then marked the singer-songwriter’s first new music since 2017 Angel Olsen collaboration “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger),” his debut release on Glassnote. The Loves of Your Life is Leithauser’s second solo record, following 2014’s Black Hours. The Walkmen went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2013.

Leithauser kicks off his upcoming headlining tour in Nashville on May 7, spending the month performing in the Midwest and on the West Coast. He’ll tour the U.K. and Europe in June before taking July off and returning to the States in August, wrapping up in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 14.

Watch the lyric video for “Isabella” below, revisit Leithauser’s 2016 Daytrotter session further down, and keep scrolling for the details of The Loves of Your Life, along with Leithauser’s upcoming tour dates.

The Loves of Your Life Tracklist:
01. The Garbage Men
02. Isabella
03. Here They Come
04. Cross-Sound Ferry (Walk On Ticket)
05. Don’t Check The Score
06. Til Your Ship Comes In
07. The Stars of Tomorrow
08. Wack Jack
09. Stars & Rats
10. The Other Half
11. The Old King

The Loves of Your Life Album Art:


Hamilton Leithauser Tour Dates:

07 – Nashville, Tenn. @ TBA
08 – St Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
09 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Homecoming
10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
12 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Live
13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center
15 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
18 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Ace Hotel
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ August Hall
23 – Napa, Calif. @ Bottlerock

02 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
03 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Saint Luke’s
04 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 2
05 – London, U.K. @ Electric Brixton
07 – Brighton, U.K. @ Chalk
08 – Paris, France @ Trabendo
09 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
10 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
14 – Beekse Bergen, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

02 – Saint Charles, Iowa @ Hinterland Music Festival
05 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
06 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
08 – Woodstock, N.Y. @ Levon Helm Studios
10 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
11 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer