Renowned singer, songwriter, musician, artist and best-selling author Josh Ritter‘s new song, “Honey I Do,” is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.
Reflecting on the song, Ritter shares, “This is less a confession than a signal sent outwards. It’s so easy to feel insignificant and down and unlovable; so easy to believe that no one will ever love us again. I’ve felt that way before, and it’s important enough to me to share it. Maybe someone else has, too. There! We’re not alone anymore.”
“Honey I Do” is the fourth song unveiled from Ritter’s anticipated new album, Spectral Lines, which will be released April 28 via Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Produced by Ritter’s longtime collaborator Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim), Spectral Lines finds Ritter expanding beyond the bounds of his previous work to create a record both atmospheric and profound. Dedicated to the memory of his mother, Ritter searches for commonality across these ten seamless tracks by exploring life’s most universal ideas—love, devotion and what it means to be connected, to both each other and to ourselves.
Ahead of the release, Ritter recently unveiled album track, “Horse No Rider,” as well as “Sawgrass” and “For Your Soul,” of which Cool Hunting praises, “The melodic first track is driven by hopeful spoken-word lyrics that ultimately yield to Ritter’s signature vocals, while the second track turns the energy up via bold instrumentation and a sing-a-long chorus.” Watch a video for both “Sawgrass” and “For Your Soul” HERE.
One of today’s most thoughtful and prolific voices, Ritter has released ten studio albums to date including 2019’s widely acclaimed, Fever Breaks, of which NPR Music praised, “He remains a hydrant of ideas while embodying an endless capacity for empathy and indignation, often within a single song.” In addition to his work as a musician, Ritter is also a national best-selling author, having released two novels to date: 2011’s Bright’s Passage and 2021’s The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All, for which the film rights have recently been optioned for development.
In celebration of the new record Ritter will perform a series of solo acoustic shows this spring in the U.S. and Europe. See below for the complete itinerary. Ritter and his band, the Royal City Band, will also return to the road in the US this May. Full details can be found at www.joshritter.com.
Josh Ritter Plays The Following UK & EU Dates:
Tues 11th OSLO, Norway, Belleville
Thurs 13th COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Hotel Cecil
Fri 14th STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Debaser
Sat 15th BERLIN, Germany, Prachtwerk
Sun 16th AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Zonnehuis
Tues 18th LONDON, England, Bush Hall
Wed 19th LONDON, England, St. Pancras Old Church
Thurs 20th DUBLIN, Ireland, Liberty Hall Theatre