City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has revealed a captivating, ethereal new video for the song “Astronaut” from his upcoming studio album A PILL FOR LONELINESS due out on October 4 on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records.
The video premiered exclusively with Apple Music on September 13 and is available to the general public as of today HERE. Green once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis who directed City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, “Lover Come Back” and “Strangers”. Says Maxxis, “I felt that Astronaut demanded epic visuals. The lyrics, vocals, and the instrumentation are all big, beautiful, and profound. Dallas shared his inspiration for the song with me, and then I went to work. This was one of those miracle productions, where somehow everything came together with just a couple days of prep. In the end this is a video I am very proud of. I think we captured the patient beauty of Astronaut in a simple, poetic way. Watch the video here
A U.S. run of dateskicks off October 9 and features 2 back-to-back nights in Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. One night in each city will take place in a seated theatre, featuring Green performing an intimate solo show – something fans have been requesting for years. The additional night in each city will take place in general admission rock venues and feature Green performing with his full touring band. Supporting City and Colour in the U.S. will be Ben Rogers (solo shows) and alternative singer-songwriter Ruby Waters (full band shows). In keeping with Green’s penchant for showcasing emerging artists that he believes strongly in, he personally chose both Rogers and Waters as openers.
The highly anticipated follow-up to City and Colour’s #1 selling album If I Should Go Before You (2015), A Pill for Loneliness is produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones). Pre-order and pre-save HERE.
Along with pre-saving the digital release on DSPs, fans can pre-order a 2xLP vinyl copy of the album through the City and Colour webstore where a variety of album-branded merchandise will be available. As with previous releases, City and Colour will offer an artist exclusive vinyl with its own unique packaging and colour variant as follows:
2LP set, housed in a die-cut mirror board gatefold jacket, with printed euro-style inner sleeves
A/B side pressed on Sea Blue vinyl with Magenta vinyl centre and Sky Blue and Tangerine Splatter
C/D side pressed on Grape vinyl with a Canary Yellow vinyl centre and Magenta and Tangerine Splatter
Additional limited colour vinyl options will be available from Dine Alone Records and indie retailers globally. A standard edition black will be widely available as well. Fans who pre-order the vinyl HERE will also receive a digital download as of October 4.
Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs amassing a legion of fans worldwide. With this 6th full-length album, Green siphons serenity from stress through a kaleidoscope of lush guitars, ethereal orchestration, and heavenly delivery over eleven tracks that illuminate an entrancing emotional expanse, balancing two extremes with eloquence and energy.
“I wrote a lot of dark songs and wrapped them in the most beautiful sounds we could find,” Green explains. “There are personal connotations, but they’re also relatable. I’m thankful for the opportunity to create.”
City and Colour has partnered with PLUS1 for all North American tour dates. $1 from every ticket sold in U.S. will be donated to Crisis Text Line.