Ahead of the release of new album i don’t know who needs to hear this, Tomberlin has shared new single and video sunstruck.
Speaking about the track, Sarah Beth Tomberlin explained, “This is an aerial view love song that is also not a love song. It is more a love song to forced distance, time alone with yourself, letting go, searching for yourself and the healing that takes place when you make those things an active focus in your life. These things are choices, they don’t just happen on their own. You can choose to practice them or you can choose stagnancy. This is a love song to the growth that often can take place if you choose to tend to your own life’s garden.”
The song is accompanied by a video directed by Ryan Schnackenberg.
Tomberlin’s new album i don’t know who needs to hear this is her offering of a ‘hold space’. “The theme of the record,” she explains, “is to examine, hold space, make an altar for the feelings.” It comes at a time when more and more people are struggling with work, life, loneliness, and living with people. “My first record, I made it without knowing I was making it,” she says. “I was writing songs to process stuff from my personal life as it was happening, and then suddenly everything was happening really fast. Record label, tour, press, all this momentum and a lot of advice about my career, which, you know, I never even expected to have. So I think when I started to write the second record, I felt a lot of pressure to make it sound collected and profound, almost like a book—chapters, a narrative, everything nicely wrapped up.”
The new single and album comes ahead of a string of UK and Ireland tour dates which include a Manchester gig at YES.
When does Tomberlin headline at YES Manchester?
Tomberlin headlines at YES Manchester on 2 May 2022. The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK and Ireland dates she will headline:
28 April – Margate, Caves
29 April – Nottingham, Rough Trade
1 May – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
2 May – Manchester, YES
3 May – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
4 May – Birmingham, Cuban Embassy
5 May – London, St Matthias Church
6 May – Cardiff, Clwb For Bach
7 May – Brighton, Kmedia Studio
8 May – Dublin, The grand Social
image of Tomberlin courtesy Michelle Yoon