Bartees Strange Debuts “Hold the Line”

Bartees Strange has dropped the single "Hold the Line," off is of the multi-artist's forthcoming release Farm to Table, out 6/17
Bartees Strange debuts new single "Hold the Line"

Bartees Strange, has released “Hold The Line.” The new song was written in late May of 2020 about George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. “I remember watching George Floyd’s daughter talk about the death of her father and thinking wow – what a sad introduction to Black American life for this young person. It was painful to watch her grow up in that moment, like all Black kids eventually do.

“”Hold the Line” was written over the course of three days during that first pandemic summer. Through this song I was trying to make sense of what was happening in the US, my neighbourhood and my community at that moment. During the marches people were trying to stop the bleeding, locked arm in arm, doing everything they could to hold the line.” ​​The track is off Bartees’ sophomore album and 4AD debut, Farm to Table. To be released digitally on June 17th and physically October 7th.

Born Bartees Leon Cox Jr. in Ipswich, England to a military father and opera-singer mother Bartees had a peripatetic early childhood before eventually settling in Mustang, Oklahoma. Later, Bartees cut his teeth playing in hardcore bands in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn whilst working in the Barack Obama administration and (eventually) the environmental movement. Since charting a path as a 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 Live Forever, which came out in 2020.

Bartees Strange
Farm to Table
4AD
Track List

Heavy Heart
Mullholland Dr
Wretched
Cosigns
Tours
Hold The Line
We Were Only Close For Like Two Weeks
Escape This Circus
Black Gold
Hennessy

Bartees Strange 2022 Tour Dates

MAY
13
Kilby Block Party
Salt Lake City, UT

JUL
01
Ile Du Gaou
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

JUL
03
Rock Werchter 2022
Werchter, Belgium

JUL
04
De Helois37
Köln, Germany

JUL
05
Molotow
Hamburg, Germany

JUL
07
Badehaus Szimpla
Berlin, Germany

JUL
09
Mad Cool Festival 2022
Madrid, Spain

JUL
11
Milla
Munich, Germany

JUL
12
Les Georges Festival 2022
Fribourg, Switzerland

JUL
13
De Haldern Pop Bar
Haldern, Germany

JUL
14
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands

JUL
16
Burdenell Social Club
Leeds, United Kingdom

JUL
17
UK Night & Day Cafe
Manchester, United Kingdom

JUL
19
Clwb Ifor Bach
Cardiff, United Kingdom

JUL
20
Patterns
Brighton, United Kingdom

JUL
21
Powerhaus
London, United Kingdom

JUL
22
Latitude Festival
Woodbridge, United Kingdom

JUL
29
Maha Festival 2022
Omaha, NE

AUG
07
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, AB

AUG
08
KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT

AUG
09
Ogden Amphitheater
Ogden, UT

AUG
10
Dillon Amphitheater
Dillon, CO

AUG
13
MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA

AUG
25
London Music Hall
London, ON

AUG
26
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, ON

AUG
26
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, ON

AUG
27
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON

AUG
29
MTELUS
Montréal, QC

AUG
30
Capitole de Quebec
Québec, QC

SEP
01
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS

SEP
01
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS

OCT
01
All Things Go Music Festival
Columbia, MD

Order “Hold the Line” by Bartees Strange HERE

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