Tomberlin Announces New Album, Shares Video for Lead Single ‘happy accident’

    Tomberlin has announced her new album: i don’t know who needs to hear this… is out April 29 via Saddle Creek. It features the early single ‘idkwntht’, which we named our Song of the Week, as well the newly unveiled ‘happy accident’. The song features Cass McCombs on guitar, Felix Walworth on drums, and the album’s co-producer Philip Weinrob on bass. Check it out below and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    “‘happy accident’ is a song about relational obscurity,” Sarah Beth Tomberlin explained in a statement. “Trying to sort out who you are or who you were to someone. Is this relationship romantic or is it just sex? Do you want to spend time with me or are you just bored? Do I make my own decisions that are good for me or are my decisions predominantly based on what I think you might want or need? I was kind of walking through moments in previous relationships in my life. I wanna know why someone wants to get to know me. Do you want to know me or just your idea of me? Do I want to know you or just my idea of you?”

    i don’t know who needs to hear this… will follow Tomberlin’s 2018 full-length debut At Weddings as well as 2020’s Projections EP. “My first record, I made it without knowing I was making it,” she said. “I was writing songs to process stuff from my personal life as it was happening, and then suddenly everything was happening really fast. Record label, tour, press, all this momentum and a lot of advice about my career, which, you know, I never even expected to have. So I think when I started to write the second record, I felt a lot of pressure to make it sound collected and profound, almost like a book—chapters, a narrative, everything nicely wrapped up.”

    In addition to the album news, Tomberlin has announced a solo tour of the UK and EU, kicking off April 20 in France. Find those dates below, too.

    i don’t know who needs to hear this… Cover Artwork:

    i don’t know who needs to hear this… Tracklist:

    1. easy
    2. born again runner
    3. tap
    4. memory
    5. unsaid
    6. sunstruck
    7. collect caller
    8. stoned
    9. happy accident
    10. possessed
    11. idkwntht

    Tomberlin 2022 EU and UK Tour Dates:

    Apr 20 – Paris – L’Archipel
    Apr 21 – Utrecht – Kromme Haring
    Apr 22 – Dortmund – Kino Im U
    Apr 25 – Berlin – Prachtwerk
    Apr 26 – Leipzig – Horns Erben
    Apr 27 – Brussels – Botanique
    Apr 28 – Margate – Caves
    Apr 29 – Nottingham – Rough Trade
    May 1 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
    May 2 – Manchester – Yes (Basement)
    May 3 – Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms
    May 4 – Birmingham – Cuban Embassy
    May 5 – London – St Matthias Church
    May 6 – Cardiff – Clwb For Bach
    May 7 – Brighton – Kmedia Studio
    May 8 – Dublin – The Grand Social

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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