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Adrianne Lenker to release first solo album in four years

18 January 2024, 11:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Adrianne Lenker has announced her first solo album in four years, Bright Future, and has shared the new single, "Sadness As A Gift".

Bright Future marks Lenker’s first album since 2020’s songs & instrumentals, and features co-production from Philip Weinrobe, alongside contributions from Nick Hakim, Mat Davidson, and Josefin Runsteen. "Sadness As A Gift" follows previous single, "Ruined".

During autumn 2022, the Big Thief band member got lucky. Three musical friends, “Some of my favourite people,” had space in their busy touring schedules to join her at the forest-hidden, analogue studio, Double Infinity. The musicians - Hakim, Davidson, and Runsteen - were known to Adrianne but newer to each other. “I had no idea what the outcome would be,” she recalls. The result? “It was magical,” she says. Adrianne’s musical risk became Bright Future, the studio’s first album.


  1. Real House
  2. Sadness As A Gift
  3. Fool
  4. No Machine
  5. Free Treasure
  6. Vampire Empire
  7. Evol
  8. Candleflame
  9. Already Lost
  10. Cell Phone Says
  11. Donut Seam
  12. Ruined

Bright Future is set for release on 22 March via 4AD, and is available to pre-order now.

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