Debut album ‘Happy To Be Here’, out May 3rd on Winspear & UK shows this month

Ahead of their debut UK live dates this month and the release of their album ‘Happy To Be Here’ on May 3rd via Winspear, NYC five-piece Barrie have shared a new single.

Entitled “Saturated”, the new track encapsulates the minimal, wistful warmth that resonates throughout the group’s debut full length release. Speaking on the track, the band’s frontwoman Barrie Lindsay commented: “This song is pretty pure. It came out fully formed, sounding mostly like how it sounds now. It’s minimal and exposed, kind of vulnerable but in a confident way. I want people to relate to that state of pure, open saturation. I want this song to feel like a crush.”

At the core of Barrie is an amalgamation of various cultures; an integral characteristic tying all tracks on their debut album together. The group is a Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish.

On their debut LP ‘Happy To Be Here’, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. ‘Happy To Be Here’ offers snapshots of the band coming together in the city, after having lived all over: Boston, Baltimore, upstate New York, London, São Paulo via Berlin. “The scaffolding of this album is moving to New York and finding these people that make up the band,” Barrie says. “We’re very different, but we cover each other’s gaps personally and creatively, and are eager to learn from each other.”

‘Happy To Be Here’ will be released on May 3rd via Winspear. Pre-order here: hyperurl.co/HTBH-Order

Barrie European live dates:
Apr 24 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 26 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Apr 28 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Apr 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
May 01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
May 02 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
May 03 – Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
May 04 – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Bar
May 06 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Cafe
May 07 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain

Ticket info: https://barriethe.band/tour-dates

‘Happy to Be Here’ track list:

  1. Darjeeling (YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp)
  2. Dark Tropical
  3. Clovers (YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp)
  4. Habits
  5. Saturated (YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp)
  6. Chinatown
  7. Teenager
  8. Geology
  9. Casino Run
  10. Hutch

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