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Indigo De Souza Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “Smog”

All of This Will End Due Out April 28 via Saddle Creek

Mar 07, 2023 Photography by Angella Choe
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North Carolina singer/songwriter Indigo De Souza is releasing a new album, All of This Will End, on April 28 via Saddle Creek. Now she has shared its second single, “Smog,” via a self-directed video. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

De Souza had this to say about “Smog” in a press release: “I remember writing this song during the peak of the pandemic. I was living alone on a dead end street surrounded by neighbors who were seemingly always mowing their lawns. I remember having a lot of anxiety during the day, navigating the newly awkward and uncertain experience of doing anything mid world freak-out. I was in an emotional state that felt like a cross between delirious joy and a real tired hopelessness. Everything felt unknown and distant. ‘Smog’ is mostly about that strange time and how it felt in my house, alone. When the neighborhood was asleep, and all the lawn mowers stopped, I felt free to make anything and sing anything I wanted. It was my first time ever living alone. It brought me a lot closer to myself.

She had this to say about directing the video: “I wanted to make something that felt like one of those dreams where you’re going through mundane life motions, and then you realize that you’re dreaming because something completely out of the ordinary breaks your reality. That’s kind of what the pandemic felt like for me. Like my whole life I’d been moving through this rigid societal system that felt really unfair and unnatural, and when the whole thing suddenly fell apart, I realized that all of the structures I’d been placed in were just made up. They weren’t as powerful as I’d thought. But what does feel powerful to me is the opportunity to fill life with intention, to foster community, to grow and learn from nature, and from each other.”

Previously, De Souza shared the album’s first single and closing track, country ballad “Young & Dumber,” via a self-directed video for the song. “Young & Dumber” was one of our Songs of the Week.

All of This Will End is the follow-up to 2021’s Any Shape You Take. “All of This Will End feels more true to me than anything ever has,” De Souza simply says in a press release.

Read our interview with De Souza on Any Shape You Take.

Indigo De Souza 2023 Tour Dates:

SXSW Schedule:

March 15 - Audio Femme official showcase @ Central Pres. Church / 11pm
March 16 - KUTX morning broadcast @ Scholtz Garten / 9am
March 16 - FLOODFest day party @ Mohawk / 3pm
March 16 - Saddle Creek x Sub Pop official showcase @ Mohawk / 1am
March 17 - Wasserman day party @ Mohawk / 4:30pm
March 17 - Ari’s Take x LabelCoin official showcase @ Half Step on Rainey / 12:05am

Tour Dates:

3/11 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
3/12 - New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre
3/15-17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips (Southside Spillover)
3/19 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group SOLD OUT
5/13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Block Party
5/17 - Madison, WI @ The Majestic
5/18 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
5/19 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/20 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
5/22 - Boston, MA @ The Royale
5/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/24 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall SOLD OUT
5/26 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom SOLD OUT
5/27 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
5/30 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/31 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
6/2 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
6/3 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
6/2-4 - Chattanooga, TN @ Riverbend Festival
6/27 - London, UK @ Roundhouse ^
6/29 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/1 - Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
8/12-13 Seattle, WA @ Day In Day Out Festival
8/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at West River State Park *
8/15 - Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! *
8/17 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
8/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
8/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory *
8/24 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield *
8/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre *
8/27 - Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater *
8/30 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley *
8/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
9/1 - Del Mar, CA @ The Sound *
9/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brookly Bowl *
9/8 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
9/9 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera *
9/10 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *

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* supporting Sylvan Esso

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