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Barrie Shares New Single & Video “Concrete”- New Album “Barbara” out March 25th on Winspear

March 3, 2022
Photo credit: Alexa Viscius


Shares new single & video “Concrete”
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 final pre-release single from her forthcoming second album entitled “Concrete”. Taking its title from Barrie’s formal first name, ‘Barbara’, is to be released on March 25th on CD, LP, Cassette Tape and download via Winspear.

“Concrete” is an ethereal, multifaceted synth-pop track with a heady, dark undertone. “It’s about taking the time and energy to figure out who you are. Learning to take up space and be yourself, unapologetically” explains Barrie. “This process can feel selfish and even sinister, depending on how you are conditioned socially, the final chorus is about finding power and confidence.”

The track is accompanied by a video Barrie made last week whilst in rehearsals for her forthcoming live dates – details below.

Swirling melodies form from the synth sounds and build an immersive atmosphere. This warmth emits from the warbling, brooding tone that soars across that sincere ambiance, alternating the pitches throughout and adding this essence of both something so raw and unpredictable. Barrie’s delicate ethereal vocal harmonies add this sweeter touch to the ensemble, allowing affection to ooze across that landscape. The hypnotic passages leave this lasting imprint.

‘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’ 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
05/10/22 – Washington, DC @ DC9
05/11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05/18/22 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
* w/ Sunflower Bean
Tickets: https://www.barrie.earth/tour


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