Blanco White Announces New Album ‘Tarifa’ Out September 29th; Releases Title Track

July 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Blanco White announces his new album Tarifa (pre-save) out September 29th with Nettwerk, and to celebrate has dropped the lead single and title track. Listen to the moving track inspired by Josh Edwards’ healing experience in Spain after having been diagnosed with a debilitative chronic pain, HERE.

“I booked the trip [to Tarifa] because I had begun to feel more confident in my body’s ability to work intensely on music again after a nerve and chronic pain condition had stopped me from playing and recording altogether. Although I still had symptoms during that time, my pain levels had improved a lot from where they had been in the previous few years, and I wanted to begin pushing myself to see how my body would react”, Edwards explains.

“I wanted this song to capture all the joy I was feeling at being there, working on music again with freedom. It was also written as an invitation after meeting someone new, so it’s meant to feel very open and hopeful. In that way it felt like a reflection on a time where I was just beginning to open myself up again after a break up, getting lost in the excitement that comes with new connection.”

Tarifa is the second full length album from the project of Londoner Josh Edwards following his 2020 debut On the Other Side which has since seen over 130 million streams and led to tours with Jose Gonzalez and Gregory Alan Isakov as well as hugely popular world tours of his own, including a sold out night at London’s famous Union Chapel.

As an album, Tarifa straddles genres, leaning into dream pop references like Beach House with extensive use of organs and synths, alongside more organic instrumentation and percussion. Its tender, folk-leaning poetic side draws on sources like Sufjan Stevens and Feist, with the acoustic Andean instruments the charango and ronroco remaining centrepieces of Blanco White’s sound. Edwards’ collaboration with percussionist and co-producer Adami places a strong focus on rhythm throughout the album, with syncopation and swing at the heart of its identity. Rooted in resilience, recovery and relief, Tarifa is as much an album about healing as it is one about escape, exploring new worlds, and building new worlds of his own.

Tarifa Tracklist:

  1. Giordano’s Dream, Pt. I (feat. MAVICA)
  2. Giordano’s Dream, Pt. II
  3. Tell Me That You Need Me
  4. Una Noche Más
  5. Tarifa
  6. Green Eyes
  7. Don’t Go Hiding Now
  8. Silver Beaches
  9. We Had A Place In That Garden
  10. Cornered Tiger
  11. Riding On The Wind

Blanco White will tour the new album this autumn with dates across North America, UK, and mainland Europe. Full list of dates below and tickets HERE.

Blanco White Tour Dates:

OCT 6, 2023 Brooklyn Made, New York, NY
OCT 7, 2023 Brooklyn Made New York, NY
OCT 8, 2023 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
OCT 10, 2023 Le Studio TD Montreal, QC
OCT 11, 2023 The Axis Club Toronto, ON
OCT 13, 2023 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
OCT 15, 2023 Hollywood Theatre Vancouver, BC
OCT 17, 2023 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
OCT 18, 2023 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
OCT 20, 2023 The Independent San Francisco, CA
OCT 23, 2023 Foro Indie Rocks, Mexico City, MX
OCT 21, 2023 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
NOV 1, 2023 Teatro Lara Madrid, Spain
NOV 3, 2023 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
NOV 5, 2023 Plaza Zürich, Switzerland
NOV 6, 2023 Rock Café Prague, Czechia
NOV 7, 2023 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, Germany
NOV 8, 2023 Mojo Club Hamburg, Germany
NOV 10, 2023 Lille Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
NOV 11, 2023 Nalen Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 13, 2023 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
NOV 14, 2023 Le Botanique Bruxelles (Le Botanique) Brussels, Belgium
NOV 15, 2023 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
NOV 21, 2023 Barbican London, United Kingdom

Blanco White‘s new album Tarifa is out 29th September via Nettwerk. He joins the label’s growing Indie Folk roster which includes FlyteThe Paper KitesHarrison Storm, and Wild Rivers.