Jessica Pratt shares new single ‘The Last Year’

Jessica Pratt shares new single ‘The Last Year’




“A cresting, rolling record of complexity and depth”
9/10 Uncut ‘Album of the Month’

“A rich and complex tapestry that will serve whatever shade of light you project onto it”
The Line of Best Fit ‘Digital Cover’

Watch the visuals for ‘The Last Year’ here:

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Jessica Pratt, the revered Los Angeles-based artist, recognised as one of the most singular songwriters of her generation, releases a new single, ‘The Last Year’, before this Friday’s release of her long-awaited new album, Here in the Pitch, via City Slang. Following ‘Life Is‘ and ‘World on a String‘, ‘The Last Year’ is the album’s closing track, and ranks among Pratt’s most gorgeous and bittersweet compositions to date. A song that feels like it could have existed in the Great American Songbook, Pratt sings “I think it’s gonna be fine / I think we’re gonna be together / And the storyline goes forever,” tapping into a universal resolution that offers what she calls a “weird optimism” at the end of a record that leads down some admittedly darker roads. Featuring Pratt’s voice over hollowed guitar strums, ‘The Last Year’ ends with a grand, sweeping piano melody from Al Carlson, providing a bright and hopeful conclusion to Here in the Pitch.

Here in the Pitch is a very different kind of album from Pratt, who, throughout the last 12 years, has become known for her mystical, elusive blend of just her delicate acoustic guitar and breathtaking vocal. Featuring some of her most adventurous music yet, the album’s tone can range from comforting and even chipper to a malevolent quality, with the “pitch” in Here in the Pitch referring to both pitch darkness and bitumen, the black viscous substance that forms deep below the surface of the earth. Five years after her 2019 breakthrough album Quiet SignsHere in the Pitch sees Pratt re-emerging with new ambition and new parameters for what her music can be.

Read yesterday’s The Line of Best Fit ‘Digital Cover‘ interview with Jessica here to delve deeper into the record:

Pratt will be touring with a full band in support of Here in the Pitch. She has already sold out both her London shows at Union Chapel and EartH Theatre on June 6 and 7. Full dates and tickets are available below.

Photo Credit: Renée Parkhurst

High-res images can be found here

Pre-order Here in the Pitch here:

Here in the Pitch tracklist:

1. Life Is
2. Better Hate
3. World on a String
4. Get Your Head Out
5. By Hook or by Crook
6. Nowhere It Was
7. Empires Never Know
8. Glances
9. The Last Year

Tour dates

:31 May – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
2 Jun – Paris, FR @ L’Alhambra *
3 Jun – Brussels, BE @ AB Theater *
4 Jun – Amsterdam, NL @ Zonnehuis *

6 Jun – London @ Union Chapel * SOLD OUT
7 Jun – London @ EartH Theatre ~ SOLD OUT

18 Jun – San Diego, CA @ Lou Lous %
20 Jun – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom % SOLD OUT
21 Jun – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy + Harriet’s (Outside) %
22 Jun – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club % SOLD OUT
25 Jun – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret %
26 Jun – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
27 Jun – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
29 Jun – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu %
18 Jul – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^
19 Jul – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
21 Jul – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
22 Jul – Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy ^
24 Jul – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^ SOLD OUT
25 Jul – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ” SOLD OUT
26 Jul – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live ”
27 Jul – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ”
29 Jul – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre ”
30 Jul – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom ”
2 Aug – Nashville, TN @ Basement East ”
3 Aug – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ”

* = with Joanna Sternberg
~ = with Astrid Sonne
% = with Tony Molina
^ = with June McDoom
” = with @

Tickets are available here:

Praise for Here In The Pitch:

“A cresting, rolling record of complexity and depth”
9/10 Uncut ‘Album of the Month’

“A rich and complex tapestry that will serve whatever shade of light you project onto it”
The Line of Best Fit ‘Digital Cover’

‘4/5’ Mojo

“Sunlit, classicist beauty”
The Guardian

The Observer ‘Hot Tracks’

“Simple and weightless”
Loud and Quiet ‘Track of the Week’

“She is undeniably one of the great stylists of her time: distinct, timeless, instantly recognisable”
The New Cue

“’Life Is’ sounds like the sun’s warm rays caressing and encouraging her on into this psychedelic life of treasures”
Beats Per Minute

“Quietly sweeping and radiant”
Our Culture ‘Song of the Week’