BELLA WHITE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AMONG OTHER THINGS OUT APRIL 21 ON ROUNDER RECORDS
NEW SINGLE BREAK MY HEART OUT TODAY
LISTEN HERE & WATCH HERE
ON TOUR NOW AND APPEARING AT SXSW, STAGECOACH, UNDER THE BIG SKY FESTIVAL, MERLEFEST AND MORE
UK, EU AND CANADIAN TOURS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
"Sometimes the minute you hear a voice, you know it's for the ages. That's how Canadian Bella White, the daughter of a Virginia bluegrasser, enters the picture. Making her second album now, at 22, White is poised for a major breakthrough. This is her origin story." – NPR
“At just 22, Bella White is a songwriting prodigy and emotional alchemist.” – Grammy.com
“Sublime Appalachian heartbreak.” – Rolling Stone
“We can feel White’s exquisite pain, her brimful sorrow, her tenacious joy in her lonesome, affecting vocals—White’s ingenious and playful lyrics fold into musical settings that capture the ragged ways we fall in and out of love.” – Folk Alley
TORONTO, ON – February 24, 2023 – Today, Calgary-born singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Bella White, has announced her new album, Among Other Things, out on April 21 via Rounder Records. The album was produced by Jonathan Wilson and features Buck Meek of Big Thief on guitar. To mark the occasion, White has released a new single, Break My Heart, and its companion music video. Listen here and watch here. Among Other Things is available for pre-order here, digitally and on LP, with specialty vinyl in Garnet and Tiger’s Eye via www.bellawhitemusic.com.
“Out of all of the songs I’ve written, Break My Heart is probably the most explicitly about getting dumped,” says White. “I wrote it with no intention of ever sharing it. I didn’t even feel any particular emotional attachment to it like I do with my other songs, because it was such an isolated experience, zooming in on one specific moment in time. That said, bringing it to life by turning a valley into a peak felt deeply cathartic. It’s a heartbreaker that I hope will at least get you moving.”
Today’s single is the follow up to two additional album tracks released late last year – The Way I Oughta Go, and the gorgeous and reflective, Rhododendron. The three songs together give the listener a sense of White’s remarkable writing and life-long-honed skills as a bluegrass player. “Bella White stands out as the youngest in her class of breakthrough virtuoso’s defined by the likes of Billy Strings and Amythyst Kiah. Her poetic poignancy conjures up the palpable devastation from a novice lover whose heart —one brimming with naïve ideas of romance—has shattered into a seemingly irreparable form,” said American Songwriter.
White’s live performances are as captivating as her music – Rolling Stone recently took notice and included her in their Best Things We Saw roundup of AmericanaFest. White will appear at this year’s SXSW, including appearances at The Luck Reunion, the imogene + willie party, Yeti’s showcase and more to be announced soon. She will also make appearances at major U.S. festivals throughout the spring and summer including Stagecoach, Merlefest, Under The Big Sky and more.
White made her mark on the scene with the release of her debut album Just Like Leaving. The LP caught the attention of Rounder Records which signed her last year. While traditional bluegrass originated in Appalachia, the genre has surely found a safe and loving Canadian home via her songwriting. The 22-year-old singer/songwriter and instrumentalist shies away from modern and fussy arrangements, and instead brings a traditional style of music into the contemporary moment by personalizing it to her own experiences. White has shown herself to be a star student of the bluegrass genre, with something new to bring to the table. Her ability to translate modern experience to an old sound is seamless and compelling, and permeates the boundaries of a regional genre with authentic singing and songwriting. Read more about Bella White here.
DOWNLOAD – press photo | DOWNLOAD – album artwork
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 16 - Luck Reunion - Willie Nelson’s Ranch - Austin, TX
March 16 - Official SXSW Showcase - Coopers BBQ - Austin, TX
March 17 - Yeti Showcase - 220 S. Congress - Austin, TX
March 17 - The imogene + willie party - imogene + willie store - Austin, TX
April 28 - Stagecoach - Indio, CA
May 19 - Sleeping In The Woods Songwriter Festival - Monticello, KY
June 18 - Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, UK
June 20 - The Glad Cafe - Glasgow, SCOTLAND
June 24 - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival - Rotterdam, ZH, NETHERLANDS
July 14 - Under the Big Sky Music & Arts Festival, White Fish, MT
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