L’Rain’s “New Year’s UnResolution” is unstable patchwork pop

Along with releasing her first new music since 2021, the experimental musician will be heading on tour and curating several music festivals this summer.

June 06, 2023
L’Rain’s “New Year’s UnResolution” is unstable patchwork pop L'Rain. Photo by Tonje Thielsen  

Composer and experimental musician Taja Cheek has returned with the first new music from her L'Rain project since 2021. "New Year's UnResolution" accompanies the announcement of a set of June tour dates across the east coast and midwest. This summer, Cheek will also serve as the performance curator for the Luna Luna art carnival (recently purchased by Drake) and BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn's inaugural artist curator.


"The words of this song were written at different periods of time to give a sense of what it’s like to think through the trajectory of a relationship at different points of my life — right after a break up, and many moons later," L'Rain said in a statement. Together, they add up to a piece of patchwork pop which, as with all of her music, has many details to be revealed upon closer listening.

L'Rain's last full-length project was 2021's Fatigue, which many publications (including us) named one of the best albums of that year. Check out L'Rain's summer 2023 tour dates—most of which are a part of LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx, and IDLES' Re:Set concert series—below.


L'Rain 2023 tour dates


June 14 - Kingston, NY - Tubby’s
June 16 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium*
June 17 - Boston, MA - The Stage at Suffolk Downs*
June 18 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
June 20 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
June 21 - Ccarboro, VA - Cat’s Cradle
June 23 - Nashville, TN - The Great Lawn in Centennial Park*
June 24 - Columbus, OH - Kemba Live! Festival Site*
June 25 - Chicago, IL - Riis Park*

* - Re:Set Concert Series w/ LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx, IDLES

L’Rain’s “New Year’s UnResolution” is unstable patchwork pop