“World on a String” By Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt releases a new single, “World on a String,” a track off her forthcoming LP, Here in the Pitch, available May 3rd via Mexican Summer (Iceage). Following last month’s lead single “Life Is.” On the heartbreaking yet dazzling track, she sings “I used to want for what your desolation hadn’t come by / And as your seconds spark our turning off and turning up now… I want to be the sunlight of the century / I want to be a vestige of our senses free.” “On this track I was influenced by the swaying, naive brilliance of ‘lost’ teenage garage rock bands, as well as enduring loves like The Nazz and Guided By Voices,” Pratt says. “Record the song moments after you’ve learned it on an instrument you’ve just picked up. Oftentimes, that’s all you need.”

The accompanying video was directed by Kate Bollinger. “Making this video with Jessica was a dream art project,” explains Bollinger. “We emailed for days, eventually landing on a mondo style march-of-the-pagan village meets field of freaks. We brought in many friends from Los Angeles: 2 DPs, 20 cast members, and a production designer. It was a big group effort and a day I’ll always remember.”

Pratt worked on Here in the Pitch at Gary’s Electric Studio in Brooklyn with her trusted collaborators, multi-instrumentalist/engineer Al Carlson and keyboardist Matt McDermott, and enlisted the rhythm duo of bassist Spencer Zahn and percussionist Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Atoms for Peace) and contributors Ryley Walker, Peter Mudge (Mac Miller, J.I.D.), and Alex Goldberg. Five years after her 2019 breakthrough album Quiet Signs, Here in the Pitch sees Pratt re-emerging with new ambition and new parameters for what her music can be.

Jessica Pratt 2024 Tour Dates

Fri. May 31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sun. June 2 – Paris, FR @ L’Alhambra *
Mon. June 3 – Brussels, BE @ AB Theater *
Tue. June 4 – Amsterdam, NL @ Zonnehuis *
Thu. June 6 – London, UK @ Union Chapel * [SOLD OUT]
Fri. June 7 – London, UK @ Earth Theatre ~
Tue. June 18 – San Diego, CA @ Lou Lous %
Thu. June 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom % [SOLD OUT]
Fri. June 21 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy + Harriet’s (Outside) %
Sat. June 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club % [SOLD OUT]
Tue. June 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret %
Wed. June 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
Thu. June 27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
Sat. June 29 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu %
Thu. July 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^
Fri. July 19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
Sun. July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon. July 22 – Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy ^
Wed. July 24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^ [SOLD OUT]
Thu. July 25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom # [SOLD OUT]
Fri. July 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live #
Sat. July 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Mon. July 29 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre #
Tue. July 30 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
Fri. Aug. 2 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East #
Sat. Aug. 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #

* = with Joanna Sternberg
~ = with Astrid Sonne
% = with Tony Molina
^ = with June McDoom
# = with @

Pre-order Here in the Pitch by Jessica Pratt HERE


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