Bahamas Release New Single “Way With Words” Today
New Album Earthtones Available January 19, 2018
On Tour Now
Check out “Way With Words” Here!
Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—releases his new single “Way With Words” vie Brushfire/Republic Records.
Check out “Way With Words” HERE.
It heralds the arrival of his fourth full-length album, Earthtones [Brushfire/Republic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers on January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE.
On the song Jurvanen stated: “It was hard for me to get excited about this song. I have recorded it a few times and nothing has stuck. We started as a trio with Pino (Palladino) and James (Gadson) and I tried not playing guitar at all at first… Pino came up with this this crazy chordal thing on bass and the song started to come to life more. Added guitars from Christine Bougie and myself while we were on a break touring with The Lumineers and Felicity Williams, Robin Dann and Alanna Stuart added all the harmony parts last December.”
Merging sparse, chilled-out production, hummable guitar, and a sweeping hook, “Way With Words” is the follow-up to Bahamas’ recent single “No Wrong.” Upon its arrival last month, “No Wrong” quickly racked up over half a million Spotify streams and ignited excitement among fans for the impending release of Earthtones. Watch the music video HERE!
Most importantly, the album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] on bass and drummer James Gadson [Herb Alpert, D’Angelo]—Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.
Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories,” and “Stronger Than That.” A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and
Extensive Tour Dates Announced – Full details and all tour dates are listed below and available, here. Tickets go on sale Friday November 3rd at 10am local time.
December 1st Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 2nd Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 3rd Brisbane, QLD Riverstage*
December 4th Sydney, NSW The Basement ^
December 5th Perth, WA Mojo’s^
December 6th Perth, WA Kings Park *
December 8th Melbourne, VIC Sidney Meyer Music Bowl*
December 9th Melbourne, VIC Northcote Social Club^
December 10th Auckland, NZ Villa Maria ^
January 19th Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg^ (SOLD OUT)
February 13th Detroit, MI El Club^
February 14th St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall^
February 15th Oklahoma City, OK Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO^
February 16th Dallas, TX The Kessler^
February 17th Austin, TX Antone’s^ (SOLD OUT)
February 19th Denver, CO Bluebird^
February 21st Los Angeles, CA Teragram^ (SOLD OUT)
February 23rd San Diego, CA Belly Up^
February 24th San Francisco, CA Independent^ (SOLD OUT)
February 26th Portland, OR Alberta Rose^
February 27th Seattle, WA Neptune^
February 28th Victoria, BC The Royal Theatre^ (SOLD OUT)
March 1st Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
March 2nd Kamloops, BC CJ’s Nightclub^
March 3rd Calgary, AB Palace Theatre^
March 5th Edmonton, AB Winspear^
March 6th Saskatoon, SK 3rd Ave Church^
March 7th Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre^ (SOLD OUT)
March 8th Minneapolis, MN Fine Line^
March 9th Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall^
March 10th Chicago, IL The Metro^
May 3rd Boston, MA Sinclair^
May 4th Philadelphia WCL^
May 5th Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls^
May 6th Washington, DC 9:30 Club^
May 8th Carrboro, NC Cats’s Cradle ^
May 9th Atlanta, GA Terminal West^
May 11th Nashville, TN Cannery^
May 12th Asheville, NC Grey Eagle^
*Supporting Jack Johnson (previously announced)
^New headline tour dates
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