Singer, songwriter, and actress Lola Kirke has gifted fans with a new EP, Christmas Alone – Live From The Blue Room, out now via Third Man Records. The seven-track collection showcases the original new holiday song, “Christmas Alone,” alongside intimate versions of tracks from Kirke’s acclaimed 2022 sophomore album, Lady For Sale, recorded earlier this year at The Blue Room at Third Man Records Nashville.
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Kirke will celebrate Christmas Alone – Live From The Blue Room with a very special holiday show set for December 16 at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Nashville, TN. In addition, Kirke’s upcoming live schedule includes an eagerly awaited UK tour with First Aid Kit, followed next year by a North American run alongside Margo Price getting underway February 6, 2023 at Phoenix, AZ’s Crescent Ballroom and then continuing through the month. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.lolakirkemusic.com/tour.
Released earlier this year, Lady For Sale saw Lola Kirke building upon the artistic momentum of her 2016 debut EP and 2018’s full-length Heart Head West with an invigorating country pop-tinged blend of twangy hooks, glam guitars, high-spirited synth stylings, and the New York/Nashville-based artist’s deeply candid, increasingly powerful songcraft. Produced in Nashville by Austin Jenkins (White Denim, Leon Bridges, Orville Peck), the critically acclaimed LP includes such singles as “Broken Families,” “Better Than Any Drug,” and “Pink Sky,” all joined by official music videos streaming now at YouTube. In addition, Lady For Sale was accompanied by a complete workout video, inspired by Jane Fonda’s landmark 1980s aerobics videos and soundtracked by songs from the album, streaming now at YouTube.
Recently seen in the highly praised HBO series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, and soon to star in Showtime’s upcoming Three Women, Kirke swiftly followed Lady For Sale with a deeply personal new single, “All I Had To Do,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services after its exclusive premiere on PEOPLE.com.
LISTEN TO “ALL I HAD TO DO”
“Rather than a slick country-pop affair or sparse singer-songwriter project, Lady for Sale finds a third path, one where the aesthetics of Eighties country and synth-pop collide in tightly written, clever songs…Keen music listeners will recognize some of the reference points, but they’re also employed as ways for Kirke to frame her smart examinations of unhealthy relationships and show-business pitfalls.”
– ROLLING STONE
“Fabulously catchy… Kirke’s joyfully upbeat music takes its cue from country rock trailblazer Tanya Tucker and Nineties singer Jo Dee Messina, adding in a little Seventies disco and Eighties power pop for good measure.” – THE INDEPENDENT
“A new era of sparkle-country is upon us, and Lola Kirke is here to usher it in in a glittery blaze of pedal steel and synth…An homage to the 1980s and 1990s genre queens like Reba, Martina, Trisha, and The Judds, Lady for Sale shows off Kirke’s vocal prowess and her ability to carve out a fresh corner for herself.” – NO DEPRESSION
“A ten-track indulgence, Lola Kirke is leaning into the brash glitz and glam of a deliciously gaudy country sound… Delectable chorus after delectable chorus soars above all else. With the melodies doing their best to push their luck, it’s this swinging energy under which Lady For Sale thrives. Indeed, this isn’t an album created to lay low, it begs for attention, and once you’re in its sights, it’s impossible not to do so.” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT (9/10)
“This is big, blousy, country pop that buffs its pedal steel to a chrome gleam, offsets snappy production with misty-eyed longing…Kirke sees the magic in the performative pleasures of this ritzy sound, how its AM glory brings a little heroism to a domestic life, making pain you should have dodged and longing you should have got over feel spotlight-worthy for a few minutes. It makes sense, too, that she found a home at Third Man, a label built on the urge to embody an aesthetic to its fullest extent.”
“The glitzy lovechild of country and disco that Kirke always dreamed of making.” – INTERVIEW
“Lady For Sale is marked out by its singular ‘80s pop-meets-country rock sound, and presents a woman at a crossroads, heading in the direction she hopes is right…It’s a strong record alive with honesty and energy.” – ATWOOD MAGAZINE
“Lady For Sale reads like a playful, more C&W-inspired take on her prior output—all of which seeming to provide Kirke with a much-needed respite from the pressures associated with her career in the world of film and TV.” – FLOOD
“The landscape of country music has had an abundance of amazingly strong, talented and strong female artists that have influenced the genre since its inception. With her sophomore record, Lady For Sale, we can add Lola Kirke to this impressive pantheon.” – NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS