Singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan today unveils the music video for her new single ‘Undertow’.
The track is the latest taken from Hannigan’s critically acclaimed third album ‘At Swim’ released through Play It Again Sam. Produced by Aaron Dessner, the album entered the UK Charts at No. 24 giving Lisa her highest charting album to date in the UK (and first to chart within the UK Top 50) – whilst in Ireland, Hannigan repeated the success of her second album ‘Passenger’ by scoring her second Irish No. 1, in the process becoming one of the few artists globally to keep Frank Ocean off the top spot. It’s also been announced that ‘At Swim’ is shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Choice Music Prize – earning Hannigan her third nomination in a row.
Following her sold out show at The Roundhouse in London on 28th January, Hannigan heads to North America for tour dates next month, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and more. See below for complete tour details.
Additionally, while in the US, Hannigan will perform ‘Undertow’ on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Tuesday, February 14.
After touring for two years in support of her previous album ‘Passenger’, Hannigan began writing songs for ‘At Swim’. Although she struggled to write new material while being in London, away from home and from what she describes as her “usual anchors and points of reference,” Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner – guitarist in The National and producer of Dark Was the Night and records by Sharon Van Etten, This Is The Kit and Frightened Rabbit, among others. Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light. ‘At Swim’ is in part about homesickness and isolation as well as about love.
LISA HANNIGAN LIVE
February 13 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room
February 15 – Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
February 18 – San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
February 20 – New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
February 21 – Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
February 23 – Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall
February 25- Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts
PRAISE FOR ‘AT SWIM’
“An album so intimate, so up-close you could be in the room with it. Beautiful”
Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)
“These are stunningly pretty songs with powerful undercurrents”
★★★★ The Guardian
“Could well be the most beautiful album of the year”
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Independent (Album Of The Week)
“A thing of real loveliness, subtle and gauzy but loaded with emotion”
★★★★ Daily Telegraph (Album Of The Week)
“Hannigan’s soaring vocals never falter”
★★★★ The Observer
“Haunting… Hannigan moves to the dark side”
“The sound is textured and powerful; the songs are sober, serious and lovely”
★★★★ Mail On Sunday