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Lake Street Dive…Obviously

New release March 2021

Rachael Price, Lake Street Dive – photo: LTTL

Lake Street Dive

To Release ‘Obviously’

Due March 12, 2021

Obviously, the new album from band Lake Street Dive, is set for release on March 12 (via Nonesuch Records).

In celebration of the forthcoming record, the group premieres its new single “Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenaged self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney. Watch the accompanying video.

Another album track “Making Do”, which was released at the end of last year, speaks to the world that future generations are inheriting while exploring the lasting impacts of climate change and our responsibility to address it.

As Price puts it, “You’re trying to express your anxieties, your feelings, your sadness, your happiness, all of these things—your authentic state of being in a song. But you’re also trying to create something people will listen to over and over again. That’s the unique fun thing about music, putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it’s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.” 

Obviously was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo who is best known as a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent and has also served as a record producer for Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood and 21 Pilots.

Utilizing Elizondo’s hip-hop record- making expertise coupled with the permanent addition of keyboardist Akie Bermiss, Lake Street Dive’s music landscape is about to expand further.

“We’ve been a band for so long that we didn’t want to just become a feedback loop of our own ideas,” recounts Kearney. “It felt like a really good time to bring another person like Mike [Elizondo], and he really opened us up. He encouraged us to make bolder arrangement choices, take those chances and try those things. The record really is a success in what we set out to do: continue to challenge ourselves, continue to grow, and do things we’ve never done before.”

The members of Lake Street Dive founded the group in 2004 while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band features Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Kearney (bass), Mike Calabrese (drums) as well as their newest member Bermiss (keyboards), who has been a touring member of the group since 2017.

Since the band’s inception, they have released six studio albums. The group has toured worldwide performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. Listening Through The Lens has caught them twice at the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival (Columbia, Missouri).

OBVIOUSLY TRACKLIST

1. Hypotheticals
2. Hush Money
3. Same Old News
4. Being a Woman
5. Making Do
6. Nobody’s Stopping You Now
7. Know That I Know
8. Lackluster Lover
9. Anymore
10. Feels Like the Last Time
11. Sarah

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New release March 2021

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Author: Rob Dickens

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