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Barrie Shares New Single “Jenny” – New Album “Barbara” out March 25th on Winspear

February 7, 2022
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Shares new single “Jenny”
New album ‘Barbara’ out March 25th on Winspear
March UK in store shows announced

Barrie, the musical output of New York-based singer, songwriter and producer Barrie Lindsay, has shared a new single from her forthcoming second album ‘Barbara’, to be released on March 25th on CD, LP, Cassette Tape and download via Winspear.

“Jenny” is a song that recounts the early days of falling for Barrie’s now-wife, Gabby. Inspired in part by James Taylor and Blake Mills, “Jenny” paints a tender portrait of young love with glowing harmonies and sun-dappled aural synths. Skipping between memories of falling in love on tour and the universal feeling of finding home in another person, the song gives listeners a glimpse into Barrie’s intimate world with ease.

Says Barrie of the song: “I was looking to James Taylor for the guitar and The Band for the organ to try to capture an Americana feel for Jenny. These artists are able to simultaneously encapsulate a swagger and an earnestness that gives their music a grown-up, classic feel. I wanted Jenny to be like an American Songbook song; any level of musician could play it and it would feel good to play either alone with one’s guitar, around a campfire with some friends, or at a big concert with everyone singing along.”

“I wrote it while reflecting on a memory from tour, when I met my wife. We had a day off in Austin, and a group of us went swimming in a creek. I was picturing that day, before I was aware of any connection between us, and imagining how it would have played out if I had been. I wasn’t devoted right away, I wasn’t sure.

This pure ensemble just lifts the audience, allows them to feature in the center of this reaching release. Another intoxicating instrumentation from Barrie, the new track starts with this phaser fuelled riff which builds and nods to this complex lo-fi energy. The delicate drum shuffles and vocal notes combine and enthrall.

The repetitive and carefully layered vocal harmonies alongside the sublime melody that emits throughout the release, those sweeter notes can be compared to the likes of a Fleetwood Mac classic, Barrie captures that honest magic through the personal touches, and the energy simply ignites the journey. Another release that showcases the pure sincerity of this artist, once again the intricate notes which develop and grow throughout the exploration allow this intimate and heartfelt lyrical portrayal. Utterly mesmerizing.

Taking it’s title from Barrie’s birth forename, ‘Barbara’ is an album that heralds a radical transformation: lyrics previously whispered between melodic synths and hazy backbeats now rise to the forefront, telling highly personal tales of love and loss atop intense blends of instrumentation. A deeply personal record written in the wake of her father’s passing and the midst of falling in love with her now wife, Gabby, ‘Barbara’ brings to life Barrie’s inner world with newfound boldness.

Barrie is currently gearing up for 2022 headline shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco plus Midwest dates with Sunflower Bean, SXSW, and a run of UK record store shows around album release. Full dates below.

‘Barbara’ will be released on March 25th via Winspear.
‘Barbara’ track list:
1. Jersey
2. Frankie
3. Jenny
4. Concrete
5. Dig
6. Bully
7. Harp 2 Interlude 
8. Harp 2
9. Quarry
10. Basketball
11. Bloodline

Barrie live dates:
03/04/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar * 
03/05/22 – Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power * 
03/06/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe * 
03/08/22 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar * 
03/10/22 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop * 
03/11/22 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar * 
03/12/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
03/14/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 
03/15/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 
03/16/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 
03/17/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 
03/18/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/24/22 – Portsmouth, UK @ Pie & Vinyl 
03/25/22 – Brighton, UK @ Resident 
03/26/22 – London, UK @ Banquet 
03/28/22 – Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham 
03/29/22 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol 
03/30/22 – Leeds, UK @ Jumbo Records 
03/31/22 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East

04/28/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
04/30/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/02/22 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
05/04/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
05/05/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
05/18/22 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
* w/ Sunflower Bean

Tickets: https://www.barrie.earth/tour


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