Lael Neale Shares “I’ll Be Your Star”

Lael Neale Shares new video for "I'll Be Your Star." The Sub Pop recording artist's stand-alone single is now available via Sub Pop Records
Lael Neale photo by Sylvie & Seven

Lael Neale has shared a self-directed official video for “I’ll Be Your Star.” The track song was recorded during the sessions for Star Eaters Delight, her acclaimed 2023 album released earlier this spring. Star Eaters Delight was written by Neale, with arrangements and production by Guy Blakeslee. The recordings were made on cassette in Virginia and mastered by Chris Coady in Los Angeles.

“I’ll Be Your Star” was written by Neale and produced and arranged by Guy Blakeslee. It also follows the release of the raw gem “White T-Shirt,” released in June.

Neale says, “Getting to make this video at my beloved elementary school felt like coming full circle. I had my first and only film class there in which I learned the spontaneous and primitive approach to making things that I’m still committed to.”

Neale’s 2023 tour resumes Wednesday, September 6th in Rotterdam, Netherlands, at Roodkapje and currently runs through Friday, September 29th in Seattle, WA, at The Paramount Theatre. The tour includes headlining European tour dates (through September 16th) and U.S. Pacific Northwest dates with label mate Weyes Blood (September 27th-29th).

In April of 2020, Lael moved from Los Angeles back to her family’s farm in rural Virginia. Looking at the world from a distance and getting in tune with her own rhythms, she wrote and recorded steadily for two dreamlike years, driven by a need to make order out of chaos. Forged in isolation, she explains: “The unbroken silences on the farm compelled me to break them with sound. This album is louder and more external, calling out to the world.”

Lael Neale
Star Eaters Delight
Sub Pop

1. I Am The River
2. If I Had No Wings
3. Faster Than The Medicine
4. In Verona
5. Must Be Tears
6. No Holds Barred
7. Return To Me Now
8. Lead Me Blind

Lael Neale 2023 Tour Dates

Wed. Sep. 06 – Rotterdam, NL – Roodkapje
Thu. Sep. 07 – Utrecht, NL – Ekko
Fri. Sep. 08 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Upstairs
Sat. Sep. 09 – Asten-Heusden, NL – Misty Fields Festival
Mon. Sep. 11 – Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
Tue. Sep. 12 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert
Wed. Sep. 13 – London, UK – Moth Club
Thu. Sep. 14 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
Sat. Sep. 16 – Leffinge, BE – Leffingeleuren Festival
Wed. Sep. 27 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater ^
Thu. Sep. 28 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre ^
Fri. Sep. 29 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater ^

Order Star Eaters by Lael Neale Delight by HERE


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