Wrabel Unveils New Details of Upcoming Album; Releases ‘chapter of you’ EP + Announces The Residency Tour
August 25, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo
Today, Wrabel offers fans space for hope, comfort, and belonging on his new EP, chapter of you, out now. It’s the second of a trio of releases that come together to form based on a true story, his new full-length album out November 17th via Big Gay Records/Nettwerk. Listen to chapter of you HERE.
Of today’s release, Wrabel says, “i am so thrilled to release chapter of you, the second chapter of this project. This is a collection of songs from me to you… conversations with friends turned into songs. I hope this offers you a shoulder to cry on, a friend to celebrate with, and a reminder that you are not alone.”
based on a true story incorporates his springtime EP chapter of me, which explores themes of heartbreak, personal empowerment, and in the case of standout single “one drink away,” the power of the human spirit to cope with addiction, and today’s chapter of you, a collection dedicated to all those who listen, about just getting through all this with unabashed sonic hugs, like in the bright affirmation of breakout single “abstract art.” It also includes three previously unreleased tracks, completing the narrative of this journey through our shared emotions. Already considered one of pop music’s most eloquent and accomplished modern day songwriters, these songs see Wrabel probing emotional depths he’s yet to publicly explore, delivering an album that is more expansive in its sound, its vision, and in Wrabel’s tactile reflections about the human condition.
Wrabel has also announced some initial tour dates in anticipation of the full-length album. Dubbed “The Residency Tour,” he will play two nights in New York City and three nights in Los Angeles (including a sold-out show at NeueHouse on Aug 30th), as well as additional shows in Boston and Chicago. All dates are listed below.
Earlier this summer, Wrabel released “Turn Up the Love,” as the PRIDE anthem he wrote for AT&T Turn Up the Love 2023 campaign (which he recently spoke to Variety about), and also saw his earlier catalog song “The Village” go viral when the inspiring dance troupe Unity auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent with a routine set to the song (which scored them the very rare Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell). Last week, he released a collaboration video with Unity for the song, which really hammers home the unifying message of the song. Initially inspired by a powerful meeting with two transgender fans of his, the song has been praised by People Magazine, Out Magazine, Billboard, and more. Wrabel also spoke with Good Morning America last year about how he hopes his music connects with people to offer solace and community when they need it the most.
As of today, Wrabel’s own personal discography has racked up over 700m across all DSP platforms, while he has also become known for high-profile collaborations/writing credits with Kesha, P!nk, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Cam, and more. Over the past few years, his “knife-to-the-heart” (Idolator) songwriting has led to him becoming “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” (American Songwriter), earned him a performance spot on the national NBC TODAY stage and had Billboard saying that Wrabel is “ready for his breakthrough.”
Wrabel’s “The Residency Tour” Dates:
Wed, Aug 30 Los Angeles, CA @ NeueHouse (sold-out)
Fri, Sept 29 New York, NY @ Chelsea Music Hall
Sat, Sept 30 New York, NY @ Chelsea Music Hall
Mon, Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed, Oct 4 Chicago, IL @ Park West
Fri, Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Sun Rose
Sat, Oct 21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Sun Rose
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