Hamilton Leithauser - Here They Come

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is “Here They Come” by Hamilton Leithauser, from the 2020 album The Loves of Your Life on Glassnote Records.
photo by josh goleman
written by Janice Headley

Academy Award-nominated actor Ethan Hawke may not like the latest single from Hamilton Leithauser, but we sure do. 

Following his 2016 collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam, Leithauser returns this year with The Loves of Your Life, an album produced, recorded, and written all by himself. “All of the songs on my new record are about people,” he explained in a press statement. “Individual, real people. Some are strangers I’ve met, but a lot are friends.”

In the case of today's Song of the Day, the friend in particular "tends to run from his problems. When the going gets tough, he tends to just cut and run. The song is about the specific moment when the lights are coming up in a movie theater where he’s been hiding out all day, and life’s complications are just coming back into focus.”

Check out the promo video below — featuring Leithauser playing the track for "friend" Hawke — and the lyric video. (And don't worry, Leithauser's fine — he later tweeted "Gotta give a huge thanks to my man Ethan Hawke for delivering a knockout (pun intended) performance. I “wrote the roll” for him and only him, and it was an absolute hoot working w him.") The Loves of Your Life will be out April 10th via Glassnote Records. Check out 2020 tour dates below.  (No Seattle show announced, yet.) 

Hamilton Leithauser 2020 Tour Dates:
05/07 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
05/08 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Homecoming
05/10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
05/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
05/15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
05/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ 08/Hall
05/23 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley
06/02 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
06/03 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
06/04 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
06/05 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
06/07 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
06/08 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
06/09 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
06/10 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
06/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
06/14 – Beekse Bergen, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
08/02 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
08/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/06 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/08 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
08/10 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
08/11 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
08/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

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