This Is Lorelei Shares Details Of New LP ‘Box For Buddy, Box For Star’

This Is Lorelei AKA: Nate Amos Shares Details Of New LP 'Box For Buddy, Box For Star'. The LP will drop on June 14th via Double Double Whammy
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This Is Lorelei, AKA: Nate Amos (Water From Your Eyes, My Idea), announces Box For Buddy, Box For Star, his new LP will drop on June 14th on Double Double Whammy. The announcement is accompanied by a video for lead single “Dancing In The Club,” a song that Amos calls “a riff on the ‘playing the heel’ romantic fuck-up archetype – it was supposed to be a character study and I guess it is but it turns out the character was just me.” This is Lorelei has announced a March tour that includes dates with Omni and fantasy of a broken heart, and a stop at SXSW.

Amos has recorded and self-released hundreds of songs under the This Is Lorelei moniker, and perhaps surprisingly, after a decade plus, Box for Buddy, Box for Star marks the first attempt at a traditional, intentionally written full-length album. Amos describes the bulk of This Is Lorelei’s discography as “unedited diary entries,” written and recorded without much forethought, regard for genre or reverence for albums as thematic bodies of work, so oddly enough, Box for Buddy, Box for Star is both a fresh start and the culmination of years of diligent, interesting songwriting.

In the summer of 2022, while working on Box For Buddy, Box For Star, Amos was laser-focused on personal growth and felt an unfamiliar but pressing need to reflect honestly on his life through lyricism. Emotionally, it was a tough period, especially coupled with his mission to write without smoking weed—a substance he relied on nearly every day for the last 15 years—for the first time.

“I had just finished a tour with Water From Your Eyes, during which I laid on the ground at Stonehenge for 40 minutes and decided to stop smoking weed,” Amos explains. “Initially, this album was just a challenge to make music without getting high, and I was worried I wouldn’t come up with anything at all. I isolated myself from pretty much everyone and wrote songs all summer. I was pretty broke and significantly depressed, but also in a sort of healthy mental demolition mode, trying to reimagine how I wanted to move forward with my life. For better or worse, what I made ended up being a delayed recovery album, largely dealing with more significant addictions that I kicked a year earlier.”

This Is Lorelei 2024 Tour Dates:

Mar-4 – Boston, MA @ The Rockwell *
Mar-5 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House *
Mar-6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
Mar-7 – Toronto, ON The Garrison *
Mar-8 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog *
Mar-9 – Chicago, IL Schuba’s *
Mar-12-14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar-15 – New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa *
Mar-16 Tallahassee, FL Retrofit Records ^
Mar-18 Durham, NC Rubies on Five Points ^
Mar-20 Washington, DC Rhizome ^
Mar-21 Philadelphia, PA MoMA 2 ^

* w/ Omni
^ w/ fantasy of a broken heart

Ore order Box For Buddy, Box For Star by This Is Lorelei HERE


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