Toronto, ON – May 7, 2021 – Last night,  Amythyst Kiah made her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing her Grammy-nominated song, Black Myself

Black Myself is the lead single off her forthcoming album and Rounder Records debut Wary + Strange out June 18. The radically reimagined version of her Grammy-nominated song departs from the mid-tempo acoustic original recorded by Our Native Daughters, the all-women-of-color supergroup she co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell. The track has been hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, and NPR, who called it a “breakthrough for an artist on the rise.” The accompanying video for Black Myself debuted on MTV, BET and CMT platforms. Watch here.

Today, Amythyst shares the third track from Wary + Strange, Hangover Blues. The track documents a tumultuous period in her late 20’s when she took up drinking in order to ease the social anxiety that had plagued her since childhood. Featuring production by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird), and a brilliantly untethered guitar performance from Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), “Hangover Blues'' perfectly captures the angst of being stuck in a bad habit, its swampy rhythms echoing the sticky unease of morning-after regret. 

Pre-order/pre-save Wary + Strange here.

Listen to Hangover Blues

Advance Praise For Wary + Strange:

“She revisits [“Black Myself”] with a fuller studio production, reinforcing its distorted guitar with more effects, more layers and a bigger beat, adding extra clout” The New York Times

“Breakthrough for an artist on the rise” - NPR

“Amythyst Kiah is done hiding in plain sight...a stunning original” - Ebony

“Raw and strong” - MTV

“Talented Black Musical Artists on the Rise in 2021” - PEOPLE

“Blistering… a must-listen about living in the land of white privilege” - Billboard

“Brutal and beautiful… her voice is admirably resilient” - Consequence of Sound

“‘Black Myself’ shows the beauty of Blackness while still highlighting the injustices––past and present––that Black people are faced with today.” - The Root

"Amythyst Kiah is an original. Holding nothing back. The message and the music punch you right in the gut.” - Bob Lefsetz

"Channels emotion into palpable and impassioned rock energy… bluesy, dramatic, and fervently soulful” - Atwood Magazine

“Powerful” - The Boot


May 21 - Freight Train Blues (virtual)

May 27 - Chesterfield, VA - Chesterfield County Public Library (virtual)

May 28 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival

May 29 - Orlando, FL - Frontyard Festival*

May 30 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre*

June 5 - Davenport, IA - Adler Theater

June 12 - The Future is… Queer Country (virtual)

June 13 - Charlestown, WV - Mountain Stage Radio Show @ Cultural Center Theatre

June 15 - Celebrate Pride and Connect through Music (virtual)

June 16 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall

June 17 - Raleigh, NC - AJ Fletcher Opera House @ Duke Energy Center

June 18 - Abbeville, SC - Juneteenth Celebration @ Abbeville Opera House

June 19 - Galax, VA - Blue Ridge Music Center

June 20 - Gloucester, VA - Flat Iron Crossroads

June 25 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine

July 4 - Bristol, VA - Border Bash @ Cumberland Square Park

July 17 - Stone Ridge, NY - Stone Ridge Orchard

July 24 - Malvern, PA - People's Light Theater

August 2 - Chautauqua, NY - Chautauqua Amphitheater

August 3 - Cleveland, OH - Cain Park

August 7 - Madison, WI - Sugar Maple Music Festival 

August 27 - Lewisburg, PA - Weis Center for the Performing Arts @ Bucknell University

August 28 - Hudson River Park Blues & BBQ Festival (virtual)

September 10 - Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival
September 24 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass

September 30 - North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore 

*supporting Indigo Girls

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