Singer, songwriter and actress Lola Kirke has released the second single “Broken Families” (featured on the track is co-writer Courtney Marie Andrews) from her sophomore album Lady For Sale out April 29th via Third Man Records. This is Kirke’s first album with Jack White’s veritable Nashville-based indie after signing with them last year. Accompanying the track is a video shot in Nashville by directors Ward + Kweskin and starring actress Ross Days and Kirke.
WATCH THE “BROKEN FAMILIES” VIDEO HERE
STREAM “BROKEN FAMILIES” HERE
About the song Kirke said, “For years, I’ve tried to understand why, as a girl from New York City, I connect most with country music. Maybe I’m just a giant poser or maybe it’s the singular way Country can express the most complex and difficult feelings, with wit and grit to boot. It all started for me as a teenager, listening to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Over time, my taste has grown to include more recent artists like Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert to name just a couple. When Courtney and I sat down to write, we challenged ourselves to write a song we could hear on country radio. Which is fucking hard by the way! I’m not entirely sure we achieved that, but I do think the result is a unique hybrid of our more idiosyncratic sensibilities and the music I admire so much. Whatever the case, it’s an honest love song about not wanting to repeat the cycles that probably made you fall in love with each other in the first place. It’s about wanting to change and stay the same, being hopeful when you’re feeling hopeless. If that’s not Country, I don’t know what is.”
Scheduled for release on April 29th, 2022, the 10-song sophomore full-length album showcases Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and swooping, lilting, unabashedly feminine background vocals. Lady For Sale channels a high-spirited insouciance that feels invigorating and familiar, decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years. This is a party you’ll want to attend.
Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016. An acclaimed debut album, Heart Head West, followed in 2018. Managing to juggle both music and acting - earning acclaim in both fields - she began to split her time between Nashville and New York to work on her Lady For Sale.
Sat-Feb-12 Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room
Tue-Feb-15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Wed-Feb-16 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri-Feb-18 Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory
Sat-Feb-19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Sun-Feb-20 Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ
Tue-Feb-22 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Bham
Wed-Feb-23 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
Fri-Mar-18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
Sat-Mar-19 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
Mon-Mar-21 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
Tue-Mar-22 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom*
Thu-Mar-24 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield*
Fri-Mar-25 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades*
Sat-Mar-26 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
Mon-Mar-28 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater*
Thu-Mar-31 Las Vegas, NV @ Benihana at Westgate*
Sat-Apr-30 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Made - Album Release Show
Thu -June- 02 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
*with Elle King
Praise for Lola Kirke:
“...through the smoky haze of Kirke’s rich voice, her lyrics offer us a hand to hold when we’re feeling these things, too…All the rhinestone shimmer of a fresh Opry suit, and the strong voice of a woman fearlessly sharing her darkest corners to hopefully shed a little more light.”
- NO DEPRESSION
“Her songwriting sounds effortless…exceptionally personal, witty.”
“...contemporary, dreamy indie-pop and alt-country sound, reminiscent of heartbreak powerhouses like Angel Olsen, Jade Bird or Sharon Van Etten.”
- PAPER MAGAZINE
“Kirke's lovely and frayed folk-rock melodies sometimes feel like a bridge to the past.”
“Heart Head West,” (is) rollicking and guitar-driven, overlaid with her lilting, smoky voice.”
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Cutting a debut record is tough enough without a day job, but despite her expanding presence in television and film, actress Lola Kirke makes it look fairly easy….She combines candied melodies with prudent lyrics…(she) plumbs the murky depths of her register before floating to its peaks. "
"...Heart Head West is like getting a glimpse into Kirke’s diary. But make no mistake, while the album does flirt with moments of overwhelming sorrow, it is much more complex than that."
- NYLON MAGAZINE