- Lail Arad Video & Show PR.pdf
Lail Arad's second album 'The Onion' will be released through The Vinyl Factory on April 15th 2016. The album was co-produced between a snowy winter in Geneva and a summer heat wave in NYC. It came together patiently - writing, erasing, demoing and dallying; the result is a striking marriage of assured maturity and childlike spirit.
'The Onion' is a follow-up to the London-born singer songwriter's 2011 debut 'Someone New'. A run of teaser tracks and artful videos have already been release - from the rock'n'roll candour of 'When We Grow Up' to the endearingly witty 'Milo' and a dashing ode to her songwriting hero '1934 (A Song For Leonard Cohen)' - gaining radio support from the likes of Jarvis Cocker (6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and Mark Radcliffe (Radio 2) and coverage from the London Evening Standard, The Financial Times and Les InRocks. The stylish black & white video for lead single 'Lay Down' was premiered by Paper Mag.
After extensive touring, opening for the likes of Herman Dune, Jeffrey
Lewis and Stornoway, Lail's captivating live performance sold out her
own headline dates, including a recent show at St Pancras Old Church.
Her London album release show will take place at Chat's Palace on May 17th.
With her feet firmly in 2016, Lail knowingly strolls the streets of her poetic predecessors - Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, et al - with her knack for playful social commentary: "We're quitting jobs and going back to school / We're learning skills and sharpening our tools / Let's toast the over-qualified, do you want scrambled or fried?" Ever the earnest songwriter, Lail says it best herself as she calmly coos the chorus: "We try to be realistic, but we're so damn artistic".
"With hints of Courtney Barnett, Jonathan Richman and even Lou Reed's solo work, Lail is one to keep an eye on." The 405
"A cool-as-hell depiction of youthful insecurity matched to infinite possibility" Clash
"Sparky melodies and lyrics full of warm wit and wry domesticity" Time Out