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Anaïs Mitchell announces first solo album of all-new material in a decade

27 October 2021, 10:04 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Anaïs Mitchell has announced a self-titled album - her first record of all-new material in a decade - with the lead single "Bright Star".

"Bright Star" is the first outing from Mitchell's forthcoming solo album, and is, according to the musician, "about looking back on years of restless pursuit and making peace with the source of that longing: the Muse, the Great Unknown, the One That Got Away - those things that motivate us that we never can touch."

Mitchell's new solo album will follow 2014's Xoa, but will be her first album of all-new music since 2012's Young Man in America.

The new record is produced by Josh Kaufman, who will also feature on the album alongside Michael Lewis, JT Bates, Thomas Bartlett, Aaron Dessner, and Nico Muhlu, who provided string and flute arrangements.

Last year, Mitchell collaborated with Eric D. Johnson and Kaufman on the debut Bonny Light Horseman album, and this year she featured on Big Red Machine's How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? album in August.


  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bright Star
  3. Revenant
  4. On Your Way (Felix Song)
  5. Real World
  6. Backroads
  7. Little Big Girl
  8. Now You Know
  9. The Words
  10. Watershed
"Bright Star" is out now. Anaïs Mitchell's self-titled album will be released 28 January 2022 via BMG, and is available to pre-order now. She's due to play London's KOKO on 15 November 2022. Visit for more information.
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