After returning with her stunning comeback single, “Saturn Returning”, last month, Angie McMahon has confirmed a new album.
The Melbourne singer-songwriter’s second album, Light, Dark, Light Again, will be released in October. It was recorded slowly and securely across a year between Melbourne and the unexpected location of Durham, North Carolina.
In the latter, McMahon worked with some renowned musicians and producers, including Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee), Bon Iver drummer Matt McCaughan, Canadian singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk, and Megafauna musician Phil Cook.
The result is a collection of 13 songs which finds McMahon examining her relationship with self, the journey to becoming ok with whoever she is, and considering what the future holds.
To celebrate her album announcement, McMahon has shared new single “Letting Go”, a widescreen rock anthem that recalls The War on Drugs’ soaring rhythms.
“”Letting Go” is a place to keep the lessons that I’ll keep on needing,” McMahon says. “Reminders to go easy and gentle, be imperfect, let things leave.
“The learning is never-ending. I’m always in the process of remembering to release what my brain clings to – thoughts, people, comfort zones – and land in the present moment. It’s so hard for me to do, and then such a euphoric relief when it happens, so that’s what we tried to capture in the recording. I hope someone screams “Letting Go” in the car on an open road somewhere.”
In other McMahon news, she’s also announced five shows for September, including stops in Sydney and Melbourne (see full details below). Tickets go on sale to the Australian shows on Wednesday, July 19th at 12pm AEST.
Angie McMahon Make Mistakes Tour
Tickets available via angiemcmahon.com
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Northcote Theatre, Melbourne