Gracie Abrams has released her latest single, “Block me out.” Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, the brutally honest yet exhilarating track arrives as Abrams continues her 14-date run as support on Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour.
Co-written by Abrams and Dessner and recorded at the famed Long Pond Studio in New York, “Block me out” opens on a series of confessions that immediately prove the subtle power of her storytelling (“I’ll say whatever you want but I’ve become such a liar/ I used to follow my gut but now I’m just getting higher”).
As the guitar-driven and gauzy track unfolds, Abrams’s vocals take on a dazzling intensity, sometimes spiking her outpouring with moments of self-aware humor (“I thought of leaving tonight but I couldn’t drive this tired/ Plus after all of this time I should be a pretty crier”). An intimate portrait of emotional desolation, “Block me out” ultimately expands on the strangely captivating self-reflection the 22-year-old songwriter first revealed on her 2019 breakthrough single “Mean It.”
The first new music from Abrams in 2022, “Block me out” follows her critically lauded project This Is What It Feels Like (a fall 2021 release that also drew praise from the likes of Taylor Swift). Now at work on her debut album for Interscope Records, Abrams recently wrapped up her sold-out This Is What It Feels Like tour — a 21-date headlining North American run that included two nights at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and stops at legendary venues like The Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
Earlier this week, Abrams hit the road as support on Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour. Check out the remaining tour dates below.
Gracie Abrams Tour Dates:
April 9 Salt Lake City, UT UCCU Center
April 11 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
April 12 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
April 14 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
April 15 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
April 19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
April 20 Chesterfield, MO The Factory
April 22 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
April 23 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre