Described by MOJO as “her richest work” (4/5), the album is the follow up to her Grammy-nominated 2020 release Old Flowers, and has already been widely praised, earning attention from outlets like NPR, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence, glowing reviews in Uncut, The Times, and even high praise from Sir Elton John, who recently said that Andrews “reminds me of a young Joni Mitchell” on his Apple Music 1 show, where Courtney was his featured guest.
‘Loose Future’ ultimately represents a high watermark of Andrews’ already celebrated career. Andrews initially approached the new album by writing a song every day. She felt “the sounds of summer” flowing through her writing, and gradually collected an album’s worth of material imbued with a sense of romance, possibility, and freedom. Something of a departure from the more traditional Americana sound of Andrews’ earlier releases, the album was co-produced by Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cassandra Jenkins, Anna Burch) and recorded at Evian’s Flying Cloud Recordings studio in the Catskill Mountains. Album credits include Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear) on drums and Josh Kaufman (Bonnie Light Horseman) on multiple instruments, and includes some of the most musically adventurous moments in her catalogue, as well as some of her most poignant songwriting. The album featured spellbinding singles including the title-track “Loose Future” and the breezy and synth-abetted “Satellite”.
Committing her life to music from a young age, playing in punk bands in high school before becoming a touring member of Jimmy Eat World at just 18 years old, Courtney went on to release a series of acclaimed albums. She garnered her first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” for 2020’s Old Flowers. Meanwhile, the record closed out 2020 on year-end lists from Good Morning America, Magnet, and Uncut. The New York Times raved, “Courtney Marie Andrews’s luminous new album, Old Flowers, anatomizes the aftermath of breaking up: loneliness, bittersweet memories, recriminations, regrets, temptations, lessons of experience.” Highlighting “Burlap String,” Rolling Stone claimed, “Driven by acoustic guitar, the song brings to mind classic Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but Andrews’ bell-clear voice and fearless message of introspection are unmistakably her own.” Along the way, she also unveiled her debut poetry collection, ‘Old Monarch’.
Following a US tour supporting Wilco (that came about after Jeff Tweedy caught Andrews’ set at the Black Deer Festival in the UK and invited her on stage to perform Wilco’s “California Stars”), Courtney played a series of intimate solo shows in the UK last year, and will return to tour her new album ‘Loose Future’ with a run of headline dates in 2023.
ull details of the March shows can be found below.
Courtney Marie Andrews UK Tour Dates:
2023March 1 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social ClubMarch 2 – Bristol, UK @ TrinityMarch 3 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The WallMarch 4 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’sMarch 5 – Newcastle, UK @ The ClunyMarch 7 – London, UK @ KOKOMarch 8 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & HoundsMarch 9 – Brighton, UK @ The Old Market
All tickets available via:https://www.courtneymarieandrews.com/