Allison Russell has released her Spotify Singles, which consists of a new rendition of “Stay Right Here” from her new album, The Returner, along with a cover of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.” The latter features the Resistance Revival Chorus, both of which were recorded at the Power Station in NYC this summer.
Russell, who released her second solo album The Returner last month, has embarked on a major U.S. headlining tour that kicked off earlier this week and will wrap up in January of 2024. Highlights include The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on November 1, Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on November 30, and The Basement East in Russell’s adopted hometown of Nashville on January 11 and 12.
Prior to the headlining dates, she appeared at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Farm Aid, XPoNential Music Festival, and more. This week she has also announced an appearance at Stagecoach and will support Tyler Childers on his U.S. arena tour. Tickets are on sale now.
The Returner was written and co-produced by Allison along with dim star (her partner JT Nero and Drew Lindsay) and was recorded over Solstice week in December 2022 at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. It features Russell’s “Rainbow Coalition” ensemble: Elenna Canlas, Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, Ganessa James, Joy Clark, Kerenza Peacock, Larissa Maestro, Mandy Fer (Sway Wild), Megan Coleman, Meg McCormick, SistaStrings (Chauntee & Monique Ross), Wendy & Lisa (Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman aka The Revolution), and Wiktoria Bialic.
Since the release of her debut solo LP two years ago, Outside Child, Russell’s often devastating, deeply moving, cathartic celebration of survivor’s joy has become one of the most acclaimed albums of the past 10 years. Now comes the second chapter, The Returner, a body-shaking, mind-expanding, soulful expression of liberation, love, and self-respect that serves as a fierce declaration of joy for all survivors that have made it to the other side. Allison, JT, and Drew, built The Returner from the bottom up with a rhythm-first, genre-fluid approach.