Bartees Strange Debuts “Heavy Heart”

Bartees Strange Debuts New Single "Heavy Heart." The track is his debut single for 4AD. Strange will also tour in 2022 with Car Seat Headrest
Bartees Strange Debuts New Single "Heavy Heart"

Bartees Strange has shared new single “Heavy Heart.” The track is his first for legendary label 4AD, in which he has also signed with for his next album. Born in Ipswich, England to a military father and opera-singer mother Bartees Leon Cox Jr. Eventually, Bartees started playing in hardcore bands in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn, as well as working in the Barack Obama administration and (eventually) the environmental movement. Since becoming solo artist, Bartees Strange has released two records in quick succession: an EP reimagining songs by The National (Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy, 2020) and his debut album proper Live Forever.

On new song “Heavy Heart,” Bartees is letting go of the guilt he has felt for years; guilt for his father’s sacrifices to build a better future for his family; guilt for the recent passing of his grandfather; guilt for the time he spends on tour and away from his partner; guilt for experiencing success while everyone else in his life was suffering after the release of Live Forever during the first year of the pandemic. Relinquishing those feelings Bartees is hoping to move forward and towards an optimistic future – celebrating the wins even when life can be heavy and hard. The first hint of new music in two years, the single is accompanied by visuals directed by Missy Dabice who places Bartees front and center. Echoing many of the themes of “Heavy Heart,” Bartees also proudly wears his father and grandfather’s clothes as a tribute to them.

To coincide with the release of “Heavy Heart” Bartees Strange has also announced details of his debut UK and European headline tour taking place throughout July.

Bartees Strange 2022 Tour Dates

Mar 16 – SAINT PAUL, MN, Palace Theatre *
Mar 17 – MILWAUKEE, WI, Pabst Theater *
Mar 18 – CHICAGO, IL, The Vic Theatre *
Mar 19 – CHICAGO, IL, The Vic Theatre *
Mar 20 – DETROIT, MI, Majestic Theatre *
Mar 22 – TORONTO, ON, The Danforth Music Hall *
Mar 23 – TORONTO, ON, The Danforth Music Hall *
Mar 25 – NORTH ADAMS, MA, Mass MOCA *
Mar 26 – BOSTON, MA, House Of Blues Boston *
Mar 27 – PORTLAND, ME, State Theatre *
Mar 29 – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel *
Mar 30 – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel *
Mar 31 – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel *
April 1 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Franklin Music Hall *
April 2 – WASHINGTON, DC, The Anthem *
April 4 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Jefferson Theater *
April 5 – ASHEVILLE, NC, The Orange Peel *
April 7 – RALEIGH, NC, The Ritz *
April 8 – COLUMBIA, DC, The Senate *
April 9 – ATLANTA, GA, Tabernacle *
April 10 – NASHVILLE, TN, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville *
April 22 – SEATTLE, WA, Paramount Theatre *
April 23 – PORTLAND, OR, Roseland Theater *
April 24 – EUGENE, CA, Mcdonald Theater *
April 26 – SACRAMENTO, CA, Ace of Spades *
April 27 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Warfield *
April 29 – SAN DIEGO, CA, House of Blues San Diego *
April 30 – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Wiltern *
May 1 – PHOENIX, AZ, The Van Buren *
May 4 – AUSTIN, TX, Stubbs BBQ *
May 5 – HOUSTON, TX, White Oak Music Hall *
May 6 – DALLAS, TX, Granada Theater *
May 7 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, Tower Theatre *
May 8 – KANSAS CITY, MO, Grinders KC *
May 10 – DENVER, CO, Ogden Theatre *
May 11 – BOULDER, CO, Fox Theatre *
May 13 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Kilby Block Party
July 3 – WERCHTER, BE, Rock Werchter 2022
July 4 – COLOGNE, DE, Helios37
July 5 – HAMBURG, DE, Molotow
July 7 – BERLIN, DE, Badehaus
July 9 – MADRID, ES, Mad Cool Festival 2022
July 11 – MUNICH, DE, Milla
July 12 – FRIBOURG, CH, Festival Les Georges
July 13 – REES-HALDERN, NL, Haldern Pop Bar
July 14 – AMSTERDAM, NL, Upstairs @ Paradiso
July 16 – LEEDS, GB, Community Room @ Brudenell Social Club
July 17 – MANCHESTER, GB, Night & Day Café
July 19 – CARDIFF, GB, Clwb Ifor Bach
July 20 – BRIGHTON, GB, Patterns
July 21 – LONDON, GB, Powerhaus
July 22 – SUFFOLK, GB, Latitude Festival

* w/ Car Seat Headrest

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