EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Owen Youngs Announces Avalanche With Live Title Track Performance

Avalanche is out September 22 via Yep Roc Records

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EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Owen Youngs Announces Avalanche With Live Title Track Performance

Singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs is back with Avalanche, her first full-length album since 2012’s An Unwavering Band of Light. The long-awaited record is a collection that interrogates divorce, grief and the joys and heartache of learning to fall in love again. The title track has been unveiled this morning, and Youngs co-wrote it with Madi Diaz. The result is a thoughtful, introspective indie-folk track that centers Youngs’ airy, grieving vocals atop a patient, silky guitar and snare-heavy percussion. “I get worn out on my favorite cycle,” she sings, “where I do something dumb and try to survive it.”

Youngs says of “Avalanche”: “An avalanche is an extreme force, it can cause great harm, and when it’s over, you can be certain things will be different than they were before. “When it came time to name the album, this song leapt forward as the title track, because the unifying theme of this body of songs, to me, is the idea of moving from destruction to restoration, traveling through pain to possibility.”

To celebrate the album’s announcement, Youngs has released a live performance of “Avalanche” with a band comprising Zach Jones, Oscar Albis Rodriguez and Peter Silberman. Watch the video, which is premiering here, and check out Youngs’ upcoming tour dates below.

Jenny Owen Youngs’ Tour Dates:
9/19-23 – Nashville, TN @ Americanafest
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/13 – Washington, D.C. @ Miracle Theatre
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/19 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
11/17 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
3/1-8 – Cayamo Cruise

More information about shows, tickets and Avalanche can be found here.

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