Alex Lahey Announces The Answer Is Always Yes

Singer/songwriter Alex Lahey announces her new album The Answer Is Always Yes, will drop on May 19th. Along with the news, they have shared album's lead single/video, “Good Time"
Singer/songwriter Alex Lahey announces her new album The Answer Is Always Yes

Singer/songwriter Alex Lahey announces her new album The Answer Is Always Yes, will drop on May 19th. Along with the news, they have shared album’s lead single/video, “Good Time,” co-written & produced by Jacknife Lee (Taylor Swift). Lahey will tour around the album, starting May 19, 2023 in Santa Ana, California. The track’s accompanying video, directed by Jon Danovic, puts Lahey’s sense of humor at the forefront, depicting an open-mic comedy night where audiences literally laugh their heads off.

Says Lahey: “Living in a world that wasn’t made for you makes you pretty strong and adaptive, and you find the fun in it,” Lahey says. “It also makes you realize how absurd everything is. With this record, I wanted to get weird because the world is weird, and it’s even weirder when you realize you don’t fit into it all the time.”

Lahey’s fun-loving rock has found new vessels on The Answer Is Always Yes, and the Sheryl Crow-esque country-pop of “Good Time” flexes Lahey’s signature sincerity and driving guitar lines while introducing a newfound melodic versatility. “This song was inspired by a night out I had at the pub with my friend soon after Melbourne came out of lengthy lockdowns,” says Lahey. “We were watching all these strangers around us have this ‘whatever it takes’ attitude towards making the most of the night (aka getting lit). It was a bit of a shock after being cooped up for so long, but also kind of invigorating.”

As a queer person and a daughter of migrants, Lahey learned how to adapt to a world that wasn’t made for her. With The Answer Is Always Yes, Lahey examines how she finds comfort in the discomfort, whether it’s reveling in absurdity or turning towards exploration.

Just as Lahey learned to reimagine the world around her, the music of The Answer Is Always Yes is also the product of reimagination. For the first time in her career, Lahey took a risk by inviting other writers and producers into the early stages of her creative process. With touring on hold indefinitely, Lahey didn’t have a strict deadline to finish the album, which lent plenty of time for writing sessions with the likes of Jacknife Lee and others. The result is not only Lahey’s most collaborative album yet, but also the most dynamic and surprising.

“I’ve made two records doing it all by myself and now I’ve proved to myself that I can do it,” Lahey says. “But it was also at a point where I was like, ‘If I do that again, I kind of know what it’s gonna sound like’ and I don’t think I’m interested in that right now.”

Alex Lahey
The Answer Is Always Yes

1. Good Time
2. Congratulations
3. You’ll Never Get Your Money Back
4. The Sky Is Melting
5. On The Way Down
6. Makes Me Sick
7. Shit Talkin’
8. Permanent
9. They Wouldn’t Let Me In
10. The Answer Is Always Yes

Alex Lahey Tour Dates:
Fri. May 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Sat. May 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
Sun. May 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Tue. May 23 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Wed. May 24 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lous
Fri. May 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Sat. May 27 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Tue. May 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street entry
Wed. May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri. June 2 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Sat. June 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
Sun. June 4 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Tue. June 6 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
Wed. June 7 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Fri. June 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Sun. June 11 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Mon. June 12 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Tue. June 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory
Thu. June 15 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
Fri. June 16 – Austin, TX @ Parish
Sat. June 17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Tue. June 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Wed. June 21 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar


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