Lilly Hiatt will release her new album Trinity Lane on 2nd February 2018 in the UK.
Released via New West Records, the album will precede a headline UK tour taking place in April. Trinity Lane features 12 songs produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent’s Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC.
Trent is featured as a musician throughout the record and his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on Everything I Had.
Trinity Lane was released in the US during summer 2017 and it’s picked up widespread critical acclaim. The album is one that is deeply personal to Hiatt who says:
Hiatt says, “Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever.
As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with – we didn’t really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, ‘Oh man, I’m just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, ‘This is our little hideout, baby,’ And it really was.” She continues, “After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.”
The track listing for Trinity Lane is:
1. All Kinds Of People
2. The Night David Bowie Died
3. Trinity Lane
4. Everything I Had
5. I Wanna Go Home
8. Different, I Guess
11. So Much You Don’t Know
12. See Ya Later
Fans can see Hiatt on her UK tour in April at the following dates:
Weds 18 April – Witney, Fat Lil’s
Thurs 19 April – Manchester, Gullivers
Fri 20 April – Leeds, Seven Arts
Sat 21 April – Newcastle, Cluny
Sun 22 April – Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Café
Tues 24 April – Sheffield, Greystones
Weds 25 April – London, Nell’s Jazz & Blues Club
Thurs 26 April – Milton Keynes, The Stables