FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19
NEW LP DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR
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Today, Kalle Mattson is sharing another track from his upcoming LP due out later this year. “Kids On The Run” reflects one of the main themes of the upcoming album - ‘innocence lost’ and the in-between period of post-adolescence but pre-adulthood of your mid-20s. “This song was my attempt to write about millennials and the economic, environmental, and sociological realities people my generation face,” says Mattson. “And yes, it is all obviously very indebted to Springsteen.”
The video for “Kids On The Run” takes a song about millennials and uses their ‘language’ to play against the lyrics. “We were really influenced by Tim & Eric and Kyle Mooney aesthetics to either have the memes make fun of the lyrics, or play against them,” says Mattson. “We’re amalgamating all of modern internet culture into one video."
Recently, Kalle Mattson proclaimed that “folk is dead” with the release of his first new track in three years, “Broken In Two”, a sonic palate cleanser for those audiences familiar with his past which also leads the way for a new album due later this year. Both “Broken In Two” and “Kids On The Run” were produced by Colin Munroe (Drake, Sky Ferreira), expanding the acoustic sound that Mattson is known for with the addition of haunting keys and drum machines.
"My motto going into this new album was ‘folk is dead’, but I still ended up demoing all of these songs with just me and an acoustic guitar in my bedroom...unique, I know,” says Mattson.
“Broken In Two” and “Kids On The Run” lead the way for a new coming-of-age album from the Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award nominated songwriter. Sonically, the LP imagines what it would sound like if Tycho made a folk record...or if 808s-era Kanye got his hands on some Sufjan Stevens demos. Watch folkisdead.com for more details on the new record to be released in the near future.
Sep 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Sep 20 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Sep 21 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat
Sep 22 - Edmonton, AB - Temple
Sep 25 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Sep 26 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Theatre
Sep 27 - Kelowna, BC - Habitat
Sep 28 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall
Sep 29 - Saskatoon, SK - Emmanuel Church
Oct 5 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplops
Oct 12 - Montreal, QC - Quai Des Brumes
Oct 13 - Quebec City, QC - L’Anti
Oct 23 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club
Oct 24 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Oct 25 - St Catharines, ON - Warehouse
Oct 26 - Waterloo, ON - Starlite
Oct 27 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
Nov 10 - Ottawa, ON - The Studio at NAC
Nov 16 - Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe
Nov 17 - Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
Nov 24 - North Bay, ON - Les Compagnons