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Caribou Announces New Album, Shares New Song “You and I”

Suddenly Due Out February 28, 2020 via Merge

Dec 04, 2019 Caribou
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Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) has announced a new album, Suddenly, and shared a new song from it, “You and I.” Suddenly is due out February 28, 2020 via Merge and will be the first Caribou album in around five-and-a-half years, since 2014’s Our Love. It includes “Home,” a new single Caribou shared in October that was one of our Songs of the Week. Check out “You and I” below, followed by Suddenly‘s tracklist and cover art, as well as Caribou’s upcoming tour dates.

Snaith has released a fair amount of music in the last five years, but most of it has been under his Daphni moniker. Suddenly was borne from over 900 draft ideas. “I record music every day, and I love it - as much or more than I have always done. I feel very lucky - the thrill has never, ever left me,” Snaith says in a press release.

“For the last few albums at least, there’s been a point about three-quarters of the way through where I work late into the night (as usual), but when I try and go to bed, ideas keep forcing me to get up and go back to the studio again,” Snaith continues. “It happens over and over in one night. I can feel the gears whirring as I lie there trying to sleep, and I can’t ignore the ideas for fear that it will be gone when I wake up the next morning.”

The press release explains the album title: “Suddenly refers to the moments of dramatic and unexpected change that occur at points in any life and within any family - universal themes that catch you off guard and change your life in a heartbeat.”

In the press release Snaith also had this to say about the new single: “‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started, and one of the last tracks I finished; it existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are about - the track changes suddenly and unpredictably, and it is about a change in my life that happened out of the blue.”

Read our 2014 interview with Caribou.

Suddenly Tracklist:

01 Sister
02 You and I
03 Sunny’s Time
04 New Jade
05 Home
06 Lime
07 Never Come Back
08 Filtered Grand Piano
09 Like I Loved You
10 Magpie
11 Ravi
12 Cloud Song

Caribou Tour Dates:

North American Tour Dates:

16 Mar - Hamilton, ON @The Studio SOLD OUT
17 Mar - Toronto, ON @ Danforth SOLD OUT
18 Mar - Toronto, ON @ Danforth SOLD OUT
19 Mar - Toronto, ON @ Danforth
20 Mar - Chicago, IL @ Riviera
21 Mar - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
22 Mar - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
23 Mar - Montreal, QC @ M Telus
24 Mar - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
25 Mar - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
26 Mar - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (Early show)
27 Mar - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT
28 Mar - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

UK Tour Dates:

30 Mar - Brighton @ The Dome
01 Apr - Liverpool @ Invisible Wind Factory
02 Apr - Leeds @ O2 Academy Leeds
03 Apr - Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
04 Apr - Glasgow @ The Barrowlands SOLD OUT
05 Apr - Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
06 Apr - Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol
07 Apr - London @ O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
23 May - London @ All Points East

European Tour Dates:

21 Apr - Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
23 Apr - Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
24 Apr - Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
25 Apr - Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
26 Apr - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
27 Apr - Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
28 Apr - Cologne, DE @ E-werk
29 Apr - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg / Ronda
30 Apr - Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau - Botanique
25 Jun - Rome, IT @ Roma Summer Fest
09 Jul - Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
10 Jul - Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
11 Jul - Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
12 Aug - Vilnius, LT @ Botanical Garden
15 Aug - Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends
16 Aug - Kiev, UA @ Art-Zavod Platforma

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December 4th 2019

Um, yeah…there is a heck of a sudden change in that tract!  It is, in my opinion, kind of a shame as I was really digging it up until then!

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December 31st 2019

thanks for the sharing this knowledge