Anaïs Mitchell Shares New Track “On Your Way (Felix Song)”

Ahead of the release of her new solo album later this month, Tony®- and Grammy®-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown, Bonny Light Horseman, Big Red Machine) has shared another track titled “On Your Way (Felix Song)”. The heartbreaking yet gorgeous ode to a lost friend will be found on her self-titled release, out January 28th via BMG. Listen to “On Your Way (Felix Song)” HERE.

Mitchell spoke about the song, saying, “ I wrote ‘On Your Way (Felix Song)’ for my friend Felix McTeigue, who died unexpectedly in 2020. We briefly had the same manager in our early “hustling days” of trying to get a songwriter career going. I can picture us playing at the old Living Room on the lower east side, and me being one of five people in Felix’s audience, and vice versa. Felix was really fearless and present, he always had a guitar on his back, he was always writing something, he loved the act of just rushing headlong into writing, recording, not overthinking it. It’s a lesson I’ll return to for the rest of my life.”

Mitchell’s self-titled album was produced by Josh Kaufman and also features core players including Kaufman, Michael Lewis, JT Bates, Thomas Bartlett and Aaron Dessner, with string and flute arrangements provided by Nico Muhly. Dubbed by NPR as “one of the greatest songwriters of her generation,” the Vermont-based Mitchell is a master of the worlds of narrative folk song, poetry and balladry, and the 10 songs on this record are a perfect showcase of her skills. In its latest issue, Rolling Stone gave the album four stars saying, “In the decade since Anaïs Mitchell’s last record, the Vermont singer-songwriter created the eight-times-Tony-winning musical Hadestown and joined supergroup Bonny Light Horseman. Her new self-titled LP extends the murky, revelatory folk of the latter, with wistful reflection of the passing of time and free-falling in love.”

Pre-order the album HERE. Due to vinyl production delays, the LP will now be available on March 25th.

Mitchell previously shared “Bright Star” and “Brooklyn Bridge” off the new album.

This month, she’ll head out on a headlining US tour, joined by players from the record, as well as her own Bonny Light Horseman bandmates, who will also perform their own set. See all shows below. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bright Star
  3. Revenant 
  4. On Your Way (Felix Song)
  5. Real World
  6. Backroads
  7. Little Big Girl
  8. Now You Know
  9. The Words
  10. Watershed

US Headline Tour

1/26 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

1/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Ace Hotel

1/28 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre

1/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre

1/30 – Stanford, CA – Bing Concert Hall

2/1 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

2/2 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC)

2/4 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre

2/5 – Eau Claire, WI – Pablo Center at the Confluence

2/7 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater

2/8 – Cincinnati, OH – Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall

2/10 – Springfield, OH- Kuss Auditorium

2/11- North Bethesda, MD – The Music Center at Strathmore

2/12 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center

2/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

2/15 – Hanover, NH – Hopkins Center for the Arts

2/16 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall

2/17 – Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium

2/18 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center

2/19 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

2/20 – Kingston, NY – Old Dutch Church

2/23 – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center

2/24 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater

2/26 – Athens, GA – Hugh Hodgson School of Music

2/27 – Auburn, AL – Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

2/28 – Greenville, SC – The Peace Center

4/28 – Evanston, IL – Space

4/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall

5/01 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

5/04 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

5/05 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

UK/EU Tour

8/11 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West

8/13 – Rees, GER – Haldern Pop Festival

8/27 – Buckinghamshire, UK – Towersey Festival

8/29 – Cork, IE – St Luke’s

8/30 – Dublin, IE – Pepper Canister Church

8/31 – Liverpool, UK – Philharmonic Music Hall

9/01- Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

9/04 – Birmingham, UK – Moseley Folk Festival

11/3 – Berlin, DE – Lido 

11/4 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo

11/8 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles

11/9 – Brussels, BE – Botanique

11/11 – Manchester, UK – YES

11/12 – Glasgow, UK – St. Luke’s

11/13 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle University Student Union

11/14 – Bristol, UK – Fleece

11/15 – London, UK – KOKO

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