Briana Marela Announces ‘All Around Us,’ Premieres “Surrender”

“Funny to me how I accidentally turned two really experimental loops songs into a full out pop song about being in love.”

Briana Marela, a vocalist and composer from the Pacific Northwest, traveled all the way to Reykjavik to record what will mark her Jagjaguwar debut, All Around Us. The first single off the album is an abstract and kinetic love song called "Surrender," which is built upon a yearning heart, a whorl of strings by Amiina, a pitter-patter of percussion by Samuli Kosminen (of múm), and some lush vocal looping. "'Surrender' was the only song on the album that I finished writing in the studio and it sprung from a mash-up of two vocal loop based songs I had already written that didn't have lyrics yet," Marela said, describing the song's conception and sound to The FADER. "It became this super song of two songs. Funny to me how I accidentally turned two really experimental loops songs into a full out pop song about being in love."

Marela delivers All Around Us arrives August 21, then she'll hit the road for a slew of shows with Jenny Hval and Domino Kirke; see dates below.

Briana Marela Tour Dates:

Mon. June 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right # – 10pm
Thu. Aug. 20 – Sun. Aug. 23 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. May 29 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk
Tue. June 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Achilles Heel – 7pm
Tue. Aug. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
Thu. Aug. 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Fri. Aug. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Sat. Aug. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
Tue. Sep. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
Wed. Sep. 2 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill *
Thu. Sep. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation *
Fri. Sep. 4 – Toronto, ON @ Drake *
Sat. Sep. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz *
Sun. Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
Tue. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
Wed. Sep. 9 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Fri. Sep. 11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
Mon. Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
Wed. Sep. 16 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
Thu. Sep. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
Sat. Sep. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
Sun. Sep. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *

# w/ Domino Kirke
* w/ Jenny Hval

Briana Marela Announces ‘All Around Us,’ Premieres “Surrender”