Today, GRAMMY-nominated and critically-acclaimed songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews shares the title track from her forthcoming album ‘Loose Future’ out 7th October via Fat Possum.


 On the new single she beautifully marries the instrumentation of her earlier releases with her new album’s less traditional production on a song about bracing for the future of a new romance. Speaking about the new single, Courtney says:

“These words slipped out of my mouth one evening while speaking playfully with a lover, and we both agreed they needed to be a song about the unknowns of bracing for any romantic endeavor,” says Andrews of the song. “We always want to play it cool with love, but deep down our inner children are always afraid. In the studio, Sam Owens and I wanted to create the hopeful and free feeling of that sentiment.”

The single is the second to be released from ‘Loose Future‘, which was announced last month with the breezy and synth-abetted “Satellite“. That track arrived shortly before Andrews embarked on a European tour, that saw her make an impromptu appearance on stage with Wilcoperforming their song “California Stars” with them at the UK’s Black Deer Festival. 

 To celebrate the theme of Loose Future: letting go of control, allowing love and fate to reveal itself in time, Courtney will also be doing a live Tarot reading with celebrity Astrologer, Rachel Howe (@smallspells), on her Instagram.

Watch Coutrney’s live tarot card reading with Rachel Howe HERE

Andrews initially approached the album by writing a song every day. She felt “the sounds of summer” flowing through her writing, and gradually collected an album’s worth of material imbued with a sense of romance, possibility, and freedom. She enlisted Sam Evian (​​Big ThiefCassandra JenkinsAnna Burch) to co-produce the album with her and recorded the album at Evian’s Flying Cloud Recordings studio in the Catskill Mountains. Album credits include Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear) on drums and Josh Kaufman (Bonnie Light Horseman) on multiple instruments.

‘Loose Future’ ultimately represents a high watermark of her unbelievable journey thus far. Committing her life to music from a young age, playing in punk bands in high school before becoming a touring member of Jimmy Eat World at just 18 years old, Courtney went on to release a series of acclaimed albums. She garnered her first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” for 2020’s Old Flowers. Meanwhile, the record closed out 2020 on year-end lists from Good Morning AmericaMagnet, and Uncut. The New York Times  raved, “Courtney Marie Andrews’s luminous new album, Old Flowers, anatomizes the aftermath of breaking up: loneliness, bittersweet memories, recriminations, regrets, temptations, lessons of experience.” Highlighting “Burlap String,” Rolling Stone claimed, “Driven by acoustic guitar, the song brings to mind classic Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but Andrews’ bell-clear voice and fearless message of introspection are unmistakably her own.” Along the way, she also unveiled her debut poetry collection, ‘Old Monarch’.