LOVE IS GONNA FIND YOU OUT OCTOBER 4 VIA SLEEPLESS RECORDS
CANADIAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE AUGUST 17
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The hardest thing to say is how you feel because then it becomes real. While Micah Erenberg knows the risk in wearing your heart on your sleeve, the 26-year-old understands the importance of a shared experience. One that can make someone feel brighter, understood, less alone. Love Is Gonna Find You is the songwriter’s highly anticipated second album, set to be released on October 4 via Sleepless Records. In 2019, Micah Erenberg is lifting his listeners into a sphere of delicate fulfillment, painting loneliness as a universal craving for human connection over his narratives of getting sober, rain soaked mornings and searching for something bigger than ourselves.
Today, the Manitoban songwriter is sharing the new ASMR inspired video for “Just Who I Am” captured by Matt Williams in a hotel during a flight delay. “I’m glad Micah’s plane was delayed and we got to ride out the nor’easter making this disgusting video,” says Williams. “I never want to be forced to hear an entire juicy roast chicken get dropped on a hotel room table ever again. We must have done it a dozen times. The slap of its wet, naked self hitting that cheap wood is engraved on my brain now.”
On the song Erenberg says, “This tune is pretty much verbatim quotes from a text conversation I had with my friend Ellen. We were talking about our lives as artists and about how it’s hard not constantly reconsider everything that you’re doing. I hope this song can speak to folks who are struggling with self worth or worth of their work. It’s important to know that you’re never alone. We’re all struggling and we’re all making it work, together.
Also released today, is album cut “Sunspill”, a track that Erenberg wrote with Jicah in 2013. “They recorded a version of it back then and I kinda forgot about it until several years later when I decided to make a version of my own,” he says. “Over the years this song has changed as much in sound as it has in meaning to me. I’m really happy this version made it onto the album and I hope that it can mean something special to you, too.”
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Growing up in the very rural Manitoba, Erenberg gravitated towards music as a curious endeavour around the age of 9 when he first picked up a guitar. That soon turned into writing and recording and inevitably, tours followed and numerous band projects continued until, at the age of 20, he set out to do his own thing. Going it alone has allowed him to express an overlying message of love and positivity through his work and it’s on Love Is Gonna Find You that Erenberg has truly found his groove.
Lyrically, the album paints a scrambling collage of navigating the loss of love while also providing a rolling, self-effacing pep talk. With love, comes pain and Erenberg’s commentary on both simultaneously elevates the textures throughout. It’s a kaleidoscope of memories, merged together to push Erenberg out of the funk he’s found himself in to produce something ultimately positive and downright life-affirming. As he points out on opener, “Do It For Love”, live for the minute you came to this Earth and the minute you’ll leave, no matter how long those nights can feel.
Produced and recorded with Alexandre Bonenfant, the album was crafted in several studios between Toronto, Winnipeg, and Micah’s home town. Switching up the environments has manifested itself as a mirage of characters, ones that teeter on the soft focus of an acoustic guitar while others erupt into strange electronic soundscapes. There’s woozy harmonies, low croons and fervent choruses. Erenberg may revel in the gloom for a moment but it’s soon dispersed as the laugh of a friend echoes in between songs. It’s raw, it’s real and it’s full of heart.
Erenberg is an insatiably prolific songwriter. The process saw him having to sift through 80+ demos to make Love Is Gonna Find You – plus, those written during the actual recording process. The oldest song “Bored”, was written by Erenberg when he was 16. By selecting both old and new material, Love Is Gonna Find You captures the very specific feeling of memories that never quite leave, friends that seem to stick around and an overriding optimism despite the treacherous journey to make it to today. “This year I’m really turning my focusing my energy into getting my music into the hands of those who might need it,” Erenberg says. “I want to create a platform on which I can consistently release new music to the people who want to hear it. That’s the goal… if there are people out there who want to hear this kind of music, they deserve to have it.”
Aug 17 - Teulon, MB - I AM Festival
Aug 22-24 - Marchand, MB - HootOwl Festival
Sep 19 - Winnipeg, MB - WECC
Sep 25 - Langenburg, - Flav’r Ranch
Sep 26 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern
Sep 27 - Edmonton, AB - Aviary
Sep 28 - Calgary, AB - King Eddy
Sep 29 - Red Deer, AB - Bo’s
Oct 02-5 - Whitehorse, YT - BreakOut West
Oct 9 - Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
Oct 12 - Middlesborough, UK - Twisterella Festival
Oct 13 - Newcastle, UK - Bobik's
Oct 17 - St Leonard’s, UK - Marina Fountain
LOVE IS GONNA FIND YOU TRACKLIST
1. Do It For Love
2. What Am I Doing Here
3. The Hardest Thing to Say
4. Into the Night
5. Just Who I Am
6. Love Is Gonna Find You
7. Somewhere Beyond the Ocean
10. Wake Me Up When It’s Over