Barrie, the NYC-based project led by Barrie Lindsay, has shared an infectious new track called “Drag“. It’s the first single from a forthcoming four-track EP entitled ‘Happy To Be Here (Ext)’, which will be released on Oct 18th via Winspear. The band will also be touring Europe & UK this Autumn, with dates including Pitchfork Paris, MIRRORS Festival in London and UK support shows with Charly Bliss.
Barrie‘s new EP ‘Happy To Be Here (Ext)’ marks the final instalment of ‘Happy To Be Here’ chapter, following the album release earlier this year. The new EP includes two new singles that were tracked during the album sessions. “Drag“ is perhaps the most encompassing track Barrie Lindsay has crafted to date, with lush harmonies that drive home the chorus’ infectious hook.
The EP also includes another brand new track, entitled “Human Nature”, which meanders between bubbling synths and an RnB beat over Barrie’s subtle, yet sultry storytelling. The two previously released Alt versions of album favourites “Clovers” & “Chinatown” highlight Barrie‘s versatile musicianship featuring thoughtful layers of cello & trumpet that she played and recorded in her New York apartment.
Barrie Lindsay is a seasoned songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. After growing up in the small town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Barrie attended Wesleyan University to study music theory and composition. Following college, she worked as a studio assistant for a sculptor and an assistant to the curator for contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
After moving to Brooklyn, Lindsay released ‘Singles’ in Oct 2018, which featured “Canyons”, “Tal Uno”, and “Michigan”. In early 2019, Barrie announced the project’s debut album, ‘Happy To Be Here’, which she co-produced with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Grizzly Bear, Solange). Barrie wrote the songs late into the night, alone in her Brooklyn apartment, and her voice feels full of possibility throughout. The ten track collection is a softly explosive document of Barrie‘s vision for a well-crafted pop song, which featured contributions from Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler, and Noah Prebish. Barrie‘s music has received praise from The New York Times, GQ, Stereogum, NME, The Fader, Zane Lowe, SiriusXMU, BBC1, and much more.
Barrie European live dates:
Oct 22 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas %
Oct 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega %
Oct 24 – Hamburg, DE @ Bahnhof Pauli %
Oct 25 – Utrecht, NL @ Under Your Skin Festival
Oct 26 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
Oct 27 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg %
Oct 29 – Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Oct 30 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
Nov 01 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Nov 02 – London, UK @ MIRRORS (Dingwalls)
Nov 04 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns ^
Nov 05 – Cardiff, UK @ 10 Feet Tall ^
Nov 06 – London, UK @ Scala ^
Nov 07 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute ^
% w/ Nilüfer Yanya
^ w/ Charly Bliss