Two years after the release of his celebrated debut album Tremors, SOHN has confirmed details for its follow-up, along with new song ‘Conrad’ and 2017 tour dates.
Entitled Rennen, the new SOHN album will be released on 13th January 2017. The London-born artist has traded Vienna for the warmth of Los Angeles, but the influence of his former home still lingers (Rennen is a German verb meaning ‘to run’). Resuming a nocturnal schedule – as he did with Tremors – SOHN spent a month writing alone in northern California, recording until the morning most days. The ten songs of Rennen are confidently direct and focused. Consciously exercising restraint SOHN used only a handful of musical elements on each track, eager to allow the spotlight to shine on the vocals, melodies and rhythms.
Premiered earlier tonight on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac's Hottest Record, ‘Conrad’ is a second taste of Rennen, following on from the single ‘Signal’ (accompanied by a video directed by and starring Milla Jovovich). With ‘Conrad’, SOHN touches on the pervading mood of a precarious political climate, whilst making use of a variety of empty glass bottles, kitchen utensils, walls and floors for percussion. You can watch the video above, or stream here.
SOHN - Rennen
1. Hard Liquor
4. Dead Wrong
9. Still Waters
Rennen will be released on LP, CD and digitally from 13th January 2017.
Pre-order the album on LP/CD from 4AD here.
Pre-order from all platforms here. Pre-orders from iTunes will get instant downloads of 'Conrad' and 'Signal'.
Back in September SOHN showcased new music at five sold-out club shows in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Los Angeles. Now with Rennen on its way, he has detailed a European and north American tour for next year, beginning on 13th February in his former home city of Vienna. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 11th November at 10am GMT. Sign up to SOHN’s mailing list for exclusive pre-sale access to the tour on Wednesday morning via sohnmusic.com
13th - Arena, Vienna, Austria [Tickets]
14th - Technikum, Munich, Germany [Tickets]
15th - Magnolia, Milan, Italy [Tickets]
16th – PPC, Graz, Switzerland [Tickets]
17th - Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
18th - Kantine, Cologne, Germany [Tickets]
20th Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden [Tickets]
21st - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway [Tickets]
22nd - Koncertuset Studio 2, Copenhagen, Denmark [Tickets]
23rd - MOJO, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
25th - Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [Tickets]
26th - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [Tickets]
27th - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France [Tickets]
1st - Electric Brixton, London, UK [Tickets]
19th - Trees, Dallas TX, US [Tickets]
20th - White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs), Houston TX, US [Tickets]
22nd - Terminal West, Atlanta GA, US [Tickets]
23rd - Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC, US [Tickets]
24th - 9.30 Club, Washington DC, US [Tickets]
25th - Warsaw, New York NY, US [Tickets]
26th - Irving Plaza, New York NY, US [Tickets]
29th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [Tickets]
30th - The Sinclair, Boston MA, US [Tickets]
31st - Fairmount Theatre, Montreal QC, Canada [Tickets]
1st - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, Canada [Tickets]
3rd - Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US [Tickets]
4th - Majestic Theatre, Madison WI, US [Tickets]
5th - Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN, US [Tickets]
8th - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada [Tickets]
9th - Neptune, Seattle WA, US [Tickets]
10th - Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR, US [Tickets]
12th - The Regency, San Francisco CA, US [Tickets