Jesca Hoop announces new album, STONECHILD, shares “Shoulder Change” feat. Lucius: Stream

Plus, the folk artist reveals her summer tour schedule

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Jesca Hoop, photo by Matt Jacob

    Jesca Hoop has announced a new solo album called STONECHILD. Due out July 5th via Memphis Industries, the record follows 2017’s Memories Are Now.

    The effort marks the first time the Iron & Wine collaborator has recorded somewhere other than California. Determined to “step out of my comfort zone” for the sessions, Hoop stayed in England, heading south of her Manchester home to Bristol. There, she entered the studio with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit), whose minimalistic approach led to a beautifully simplified presentation of Hoop’s vision.

    In a press release, Hoop jokingly described Parish as “a gentle collaborator until he killed one of my darlings.” “I’ve never been so brutally edited, and I wasn’t shy about expressing my discomfort at the sight of my work on the cutting room floor,” she added. “He said, you will forgive me, and in some way I think I actually enjoyed that treatment… being stripped back to the bare basics… albeit painfully”.

    Lead single “Shoulder Change” serves as our first listen to STONECHILD. Featuring Lucius on backing vocals and harmonies, the stirring track addresses cultural stigmatization and the damage caused by ignoring how “we are actually and truly the same… even in our differences,” as Hoop put it. “To understand all is to forgive all.” Take a listen below.


    Other album guests include Kate Stables of This is the Kit and Rozi Plain. Pre-orders are going on now, while a very limited Dinked Edition pressed onto black-and-white marbled vinyl in a mirror board sleeve and packaged with a flexidisc featuring bonus track “Waking Andreas” will be available at select indie store. You can also snag past Hoop releases on vinyl here.

    STONECHILD Artwork:

    stonechild jesca hoop album cover artwork

    STONECHILD Tracklist:
    01. Free Of The Feeling
    02. Shoulder Charge
    03. Old Fear Of The Father
    04. Foot Fall To The Path
    05. Death Row
    06. Red White And Black
    07. 0 1 Tear
    08. All Time Low
    09. Outside Eden
    10. Passages End
    11. Time Capsule

    Hoop has mapped out a brief North American tour supporting STONECHILD, with a full European trek coming in the fall. Find her itinerary below, and get tickets here.

    Jesca Hoop 2019 Tour Dates:
    07/06 – Swadlincote, UK @ Timber Festival
    07/14 – San Franciso, CA @ Shinefest, Bottom of the Hill
    07/17- Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
    07/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    08/15-18 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
    10/01 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    10/02 – Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers
    10/03 – Manchester, UK @ HOME
    10/04 – London, UK @ Barbican
    10/05 – Cambridge, UK @ Storey’s Field Centre
    10/07 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage
    10/08 – Liverpool, UK @ Leaf
    10/09 – Dublin, UK @ Soundhouse
    10/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
    10/12 – Edinburgh, UK @ Pleasance Theatre
    10/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
    10/15 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
    10/16 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
    10/17 – Luxembourg, LU @ Brandbau
    10/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Hakken
    10/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    10/22 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
    10/24 – Prague, CZ @ Café V Lese
    10/25 – Vienna, AU @ Haus Der Musik
    10/26 – Zurich, CH @ El Lokal
    10/29 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg, Cloud Nine
    10/31 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon


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