Shannon Lay

Sub Pop has signed a worldwide recording deal with transcendent folk-pop artist Shannon Lay. Pitchfork described her 2017 release Living Water as “a work of plainspoken mysticism that goes to the small, bright truth of things, showcasing her unusual songwriting and quietly commanding voice.”

To celebrate this union, Lay has shared a cover of the classic Karen Dalton song “Something on Your Mind.”  “This song means a lot to me,” says Lay. “The version that Karen Dalton does is a gorgeous piece of wisdom. I wanted to cover it because I believe in the message with all my heart. Life is going to knock you down and lift you up and you’ll never experience any of it unless you try. I love the idea of spreading that spirit further. If there’s something on your mind, let it out. Try even if there’s a possibility you’ll fail, you might learn something amazing about yourself.”

Shannon Lay will join as a member of Ty Segall’s Freedom Band for his upcoming Full Album residencies in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, and Haarlem. See Pitchforks news story from April. 24th. Following these shows, Shannon will start an 18 date North American run opening for Mikael Cronin. These shows will have the bands performing in Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, St. Paul, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Durham, Atlanta, and New Orleans, ending on Dec. 1st in San Diego. See below for a full list of shows and stay tuned for more information on impending music from Shannon Lay.

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