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Julie Doiron (Eric's Trip, Mount Eerie) will release I Thought of You, her first solo album in nine years, on Friday. It's a terrific album, easygoing and twangy, that swings between tender ballads and rambling rockers, all with Doiron's expressive voice at the center. On the rocking side is I Thought of You's almost title track, "Thought of You," which is both a swooning love song and a compelling dusty rocker. The song premieres in this post, and you can stream it below.
Julie Doiron writes album openers like they are cold emails from a friend you haven’t heard from in a long time—seemingly out of the blue, but undeniable in their comfort and charm. On her last official solo release, So Many Days, she provided a modest mission statement on “Cars and Trucks,” the album’s lead-off track, about the way inspiration comes to her. “So, I’m writing this song to prove to myself maybe I can write songs,” she sang, “Been putting it off for all kinds of reasons I’ve been afraid to try.” Reading into it, it makes all the sense in the world that it has been nine years since Doiron released an official solo album. It’s an uncanny understanding of not forcing the muse that she maintains on her brand new album, I Thought Of You.
On this edition of All Songs Considered, I have a surprising new release from Jónsi. The Sigur Rós singer's new album, Obsidian is a stunning sonic adventure. I play the song "Pyralone," inspired by a perfume scent — yes, as you'll hear from Jónsi, he's obsessed with perfume. Another sonic...
Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron has announced the release of her new studio album, I Thought of You, which will be out on November 26 via You’ve Changed. She has also shared a song from the album titled “You Gave Me the Key.” Check it out below, along with the album’s tracklist and cover art.
Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron has announced that she has a new album on the way, her first in nine years. Her next record is titled I Thought of You and it’s out November 26 via You’ve Changed. Listen to “You Gave Me the Key” from the LP below. Content. “This...
Julie Doiron has had a hand in many music projects over the past decade — most notably, perhaps, her 2019 team-up with Mount Eerie, Lost Wisdom pt. 2 — but she hasn’t released a proper solo album under her own name since 2012’s So Many Days. That’ll change this November when she puts out her new full-length I Thought Of You, which she’s introducing today with the rousing and twangy “You Gave Me The Key.” “This is a song about a new beginning,” Doiron said in a statement. “It’s the first one we recorded in the studio for this new album. It makes me really happy and I can’t wait for you to hear it!” Check it out below.
Eric's Trip bassist/vocalist Julie Doiron always stays busy, whether it's reuniting with Mount Eerie, making albums with Daniel Romano, or with members of Cancer Bats and Eamon McGrath as Julie and The Wrong Guys. But it's been a while -- nine years -- since Julie released a solo album. That changes soon, though, as she's just announced I Thought of You, which will be out November 26 via You've Changed Records.
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