Stu Larsen To Release New Album 'Resolute' Out July 21; North American Tour Dates Announced

 

Australian singer/songwriter Stu Larsen will return with Resolute, the follow up album to his debut release Vagabond.  Larsen recorded Resolute with impromptu voice memos on his phone, architecting a primitive framework for the songs. As Larsen combed through hundreds of files, he tucked himself away in different locations to write the demos - a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain and an army bunker in Australia.

Long-time friend, producer and songwriter Luke Thompson eventually joined him at Mike Rosenberg’s (aka Passenger) studio in Brighton to finish up the demos. With the ideas solidified, Larsen got more than he bargained for on a stopover for a wedding in Indonesia before formal recording took place in Australia…

“My appendix burst,” he sighs. “I had to have the operation there. I couldn’t fly. I was recovering for about 10 days. Luke knew the songs so well that he was able to start the recording without me, thankfully. Although, I wasn’t there for the first two weeks, it was pretty amazing to come into what he put down.”

Back on his feet, Larsen finished the new album’s ten songs.  Larsen previewed Resolute with a rough demo of “By The River” that quickly earned half a million Spotify streams.  “By The River” is an airy love letter to a New Zealand river that was an arduous process to complete.  The song culminates on a wiry and wild solo that, as he describes it, “is the sound of frustration being worked out through my guitar.”  Listen HERE.

Resolute will be available July 21 via Nettwerk Records.

Track List For Resolute:

  1. Aeroplanes
  2. What’s A Boy To Do
  3. Chicago Song
  4. I Will Be Happy And Hopefully You Will Be Too
  5. Going Back To Bowenville
  6. What If
  7. Far From Me
  8. By The River
  9. The Straight Line
  10. Till The Sun Comes Back

North American Tour Dates:

Thurs., August 3 Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

Fri., August 4 Seattle, WA @ Barboza

Sat., August 5 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Mon., August 7 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

Tues., August 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Wed., August 9 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (Voodoo Room)

Sat., August 12 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge

Mon., August 14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Tues., August 15 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

Wed., August 16 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café

Thurs., August 17 Toronto, ON @ Rivoli

Fri., August 18 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral

Sat., August 19 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

Mon., August 21 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Tues., August 22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Wed., August 23 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java

Fri., August 25 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

Sat., August 26 Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic

Mon., August 28 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Tues., August 29 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr

Wed., August 30 Dallas, TX @ Three Links

For more information, visit stularsen.com/tour.

Press contact: 
Penny Palmer | ppalmer@nettwerk.com