“Can’t Let Go, Juno” by Kishi Bashi

Released this past September through Joyful Noise Recordings, Sonderlust — Kishi Bashi’s third studio album, produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor — marked the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and violinist’s most intimate and adventurous work to date. With songs ranging from synth-pop jams to danceable disco-influenced tracks.

Kishi Bashi has shared a new video for Sonderlust single “Can’t Let Go, Juno.” In it, he plays a driver for car service Liftūr, picking up a diverse group of individuals and witnessing their unique stories play out in the back seat of his car. K shares his inspiration behind the video, noting how it ties into the definition of “sonderlust” (the idea that every random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, and the desire to make an emotional connection with these strangers): “While my character is detached in his own universe, the various and dynamic lives of complete strangers are colliding (sometimes literally) into my world, screaming for a connection that I cannot give.”

Kishi Bashi will be making stops at Savannah Stopover and Treeport Music Fest before heading out on a string of US dates in April — see below for all upcoming shows.

Kishi Bashi on Tour:
3/9: Savannah Stopover Festival
3/25: Treefort Music Fest
3/26: Treefort Music Fest
4/6: Birmingham, AL
4/7: Nashville, TN – Basement East
4/8: Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
4/9: Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Fest
4/10: Madison, WI – High Noon
4/11: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/12: Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
4/13: Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
4/14: Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
4/16: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
4/18: Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
4/19: Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
4/20: Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
4/21: Hamden, CT – The Ballroom
4/22: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
4/23: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/25: Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
4/26: Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
4/27: Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

Sonderlust Track Listing:
1. m’lover
2. Hey Big Star
3. Say Yeah
4. Can’t Let Go, Juno
5. Ode to My Next Life
6. Who’d You Kill
7. Statues in a Gallery
8. Why Don’t You Answer Me
9. Flame on Flame (a Slow Dirge)
10. Honeybody



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