It’s been several years (five to be exact) since the band had new music. Now, the newly configured band has announced their sixth studio album and today dropped their first single “Crutch”. It comes from their upcoming album, Things are great, Which was released on January 21, 2022 via BMG.
“I think like a lot of my songs,‘ Crutch ’starts something from my real life,” said Ben Bridwell, the band’s founder. “Obviously‘ crutch ’means something that I was dependent on. My relationship for one. I think I wanted to say, ‘I got a crush on you,’ and I thought it was also ridiculous how relationships feel like crutches. I think everyone had a time when nothing was right and you still have to keep going. I think the feeling of this song hurts you even if you don’t know the exact key.
Bridwell produced or co-produced each track on the upcoming album, and for the first time he collaborated with engineer Wolfgang “Wolfie” Zimmerman. More autobiographically than ever before, the band reveals their personal experiences before and during the epidemic and in the face of changing relationships over the past few years.
Earlier this year, the horse team performed at Lolapaluza, Firefly and most recently at Austin City Limited. This month, they will spend three intimate nights at Brooklyn Maid from October 18 before they travel to the rest of North America.
Horse fall tour date:
10.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
10.19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
10.20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made (Sold)
11.04 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom *
11.07 – Portland, or – Roseland Theater *
11.08 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater *
11.10 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic *
11.12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
11.13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA *
11.14 – Anaheim, CA – Blues House *
* w / Mia Folic
Things are great Track list:
The tragedy of the Commons
In The Hard Times
Ice Night We Have
You’re nice to me