Courtney Marie Andrews returns to Manchester for a gig at Gorilla following the recent release of her latest album May Your Kindness Remain. The gig marks a return to the city where she last year performed at the Deaf Institute.
The album was recorded over a period of eight days as a rented-house-turned-studio in LA and produced by Mark Howard. In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walter (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals).
Speaking about the ten-track album Courtney Marie Andrews commented, “The people that I’ve met on the road these past few years got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues. People are constantly chasing that bigger life. A lot of people are poor in America—and because of those unattainable goals, they’re also mentally unstable, or sad, or depressed or unfulfilled. A lot of people—myself included at some point in my life—are loving somebody through this. That’s sort of the theme of the record: coming to terms with depression and the reality of the world we’re living in.”
Ahead of the album release Courtney Marie Andrews revealed the first two tracks Kindness of Strangers and title track May Your Kindness Remain.
May Your Kindness Remain follows the success of Courtney’s breakthrough album Honest Life which was released last year to critical acclaim and hit the number one spot on the official UK Americana Chart, remaining in the carts for 18 consecutive weeks and garnering nominations at the UK Americana Awards.
When does Courtney Marie Andrews perform at Gorilla Manchester?
Courtney Marie Andrews headlines at Gorilla, Manchester, on 22 April 2018.