Lola Kirke debuts two new singles
Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Lola Kirke has released two romantic new songs, an original called “Lights On” and a cover of ’70s folk artist Ted Lucas‘ “Baby Where You Are.” Kirke’s partner Wyndham Boylan-Garnett produced both tracks and also duets with her on “Baby Where You Are.” Lola Kirke is presently on tour with Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy, they play next on February 14th in Portland, Oregon.
Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free, and her sister is singer-songwriter Domino Kirke), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016.
Tracked live to tape in East Los Angeles and produced by frequent collaborator Wyndham Garnett (Elvis Perkins in Dearland, WYNDHAM) her debut LP Heart Head West, asserts her as part of the artistic tradition she holds so dear: delivering her own heart, laid bare for someone else to hear as theirs. “It’s a really personal record about basically everything I though about in 2017 – time, family, loss, social injustice, sex, drinking, longing-essentially everything I’d talk about with a close friend for 40 minutes.”
“When we first got together, Wyndham and I rented a house in upstate New York and spent the majority of our time drinking too much wine and learning songs we liked on guitar so we could at least sing them at parties and maybe one day even record them,” says Kirke. “Ted Lucas’ ‘Baby Where You Are’ came into our lives then and has remained a staple because of how simply it expresses the truth of love and longing. I’m always excited by art that achieves that balance, which is why I fell so in love with Wyndham’s song ‘Lights On.’ I feel like the two songs express different sides of desire, one that is more certain and the other less, but both hopeful and both very known.”
Tour with Alex Cameron/Roy Malloy
2/14: Doug Fir – Portland, OR
2/15: Wise Hall – Vancouver, BC
2/16: Barboza – Seattle, WA
2/20: Lost Lake – Denver, CO
2/21: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
2/22: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
2/23: High Noon – Madison, WI
2/24: Thalia in the Round – Chicago, IL
2/26: Horseshoe – Toronto, ON
2/27: Theater Fairmount – Montreal, QB
3/01: The Bell House – New York, NY
3/02: Great Scott – Boston, MA
3/12: Spacebomb Showcase – Antone’s – Austin, TX
3/14: Luck Reunion – Austin, TX
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