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Alex Lahey Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself”

The Best of Luck Club Due Out May 17 via Dead Oceans

Feb 20, 2019
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Australian singer/songwriter Alex Lahey has announced a new album, The Best of Luck Club, and shared a video for its first single, "Don't Be so Hard on Yourself," which features a prominent saxophone solo from Lahey. The Best of Luck Club is due out May 17 via Dead Oceans. Watch the "Don't Be so Hard on Yourself" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming Australian tour dates.

The album is the follow-up to her 2017-released debut album, I Love You Like a Brother (it was our joint Album of the Week and one of our favorites albums of that year). Lahey began writing The Best of Luck Club in Nashville, sometimes locking herself in a room for 12-hour days. Then the album was recorded over the course of a month in her hometown of Melbourne at Sing Sing South. Lahey co-produced the album alongside Grammy-winning producer Catherine Marks (Local Natives, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra). Lahey plays nearly every instrument on the album, with the appearance of the saxophone a reference to her past studying jazz saxophone at university. 

Lahey had this to say about the album in a press release: "In Nashville I was really inspired by the dive bar scene there and the idea that at these dive bars there's no pretentious energy. Whether you've had the best day of your life or the worst day of your life, you can just sit up at the bar and turn to the person next to you - who has no idea who you are - and have a chat. And the response that you generally get at the end of the conversation is, 'Best of luck,' so The Best of Luck Club is that place."

A press release describes the sound of the album as such: "The Best of Luck Club picks up where Brother left off, but sprints forward with killer hooks, her acute sense of humor, and a more polished sound. Throughout, Lahey's sharp songwriting and propensity for taking personal minute details and transforming them into anthemic pop-punk is showcased as she sings about self-doubt, break-ups, mental health, moving in with her girlfriend, vibrators, and generational ennui. Here, Lahey documents 'the highest highs and the lowest lows' of her life to date."

Callum Preston wrote and directed the "Don't Be so Hard on Yourself" video.

Read our 2017 interview with Alex Lahey.

The Best of Luck Club Tracklist:

01. I Don't Get Invited to Parties Anymore
02. Am I Doing It Right
03. Interior Demeanour
04. Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
05. Unspoken History
06. Misery Guts
07. Isabella
08. I Need To Move On
09. Black RMs
10. I Want To Live With You

Alex Lahey Tour Dates:

Thu. June 6 - Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
Fri. June 7 - Perth, AU @ Rock Rover
Thu. June 13 - Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
Fri. June 14 - Canberra, AU @ The Basement
Sat. June 15 - Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
Sat. June 22 - Melbourne, AU @ Forum Melbourne

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