Madeline Kenney Shares New Song “Perfect Shapes”

Perfect Shapes Due Out This Friday via Carpark

Oct 01, 2018
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Madeline Kenney is releasing her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes, this Friday (October 5) via Carpark. Now she has shared another new song from the album, the slow burning title track "Perfect Shapes." Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Kenney had this to say about the song in a press release: "The phrase 'Perfect Shapes' floated into my head one evening when I was sitting outside my Oakland apartment and staring at a fence. I wasn't sure what it meant but I knew it would be my next record. I walked back inside and wrote this song, and only now do I really see what I was talking about; nostalgia and pain, leaving and staying, seeing and appreciating what is beautiful and what hurts." 

Previously Kenney shared a video for Perfect Shapes' first single, "Cut Me Off" (which was our #1 Song of the Week), as well as a creepy self-directed video for another new song from the album, "Overhead" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week) and a lyric video for "Bad Idea" (which made our Songs of the Week list as well).

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes produced the album, apart from "Overhead," which was produced by Ben Sloan instead of Wasner.

Kenney only just released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, in September 2017 via Company. Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear produced that album. Back in January she shared a brand new song, "Still Learning," which featured Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards) and is not on the new album.

Perfect Shapes was recorded in Durham, NC in January 2018, just five months after the release of her debut album. This is Wasner's first time producing another artist's work.

Wasner had this to say about Kenney and the album in a previous press release: "The first time I heard the songs that would come together to form Madeline Kenney's Perfect Shapes, I understood what it felt like to really have a piece of art speak directly to you...hearing her words felt like someone whispering in my ear the contents of my own mind. This was my first time producing music other than my own, and it was one of the only times I've ever experienced working exclusively with women. And it was a creative experience unlike any I've ever had."

Read our 2017 Pleased to Meet You interview with Madeline Kenney.

Read our 2017 Artist Survey interview with Madeline Kenney.

Madeline Kenney Tour Dates:

10/15/18 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place^
10/18/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop*
10/20/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge^
10/21/18 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe^
11/1/18 - New York, NY @ Baby's All Right
11/2/18 - Lancaster, PA @ Tellus 360
11/3/18 - Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
11/4/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca
11/6/18 - Toronto, ON @ Monarch
11/7/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
11/8/18 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
11/9/18 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/11/18 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/13/18 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
11/14/18 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
11/15/18 - London, UK @ Sebright Arms
11/16/18 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
11/17/18 - Graz, AT @ Autumn Leaves
11/18/18 - Berlin, DE @ Monarch
11/20/18 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar

^w/ Rose Droll
*w/ Sandy's, Boy Scouts

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