Lala Lala, aka Lillie West, has announced that her new album I Want The Door To Open will be released this October on Hardly Art. The follow-up to the Chicago-based musician’s excellent 2018 album The Lamb (which we mistakenly put on our Best Albums of 2019 list), I Want The Door To Open is “sonically bigger and thematically more outward-looking” than past Lala Lala music, featuring contributions from WHY?’s Yoni Wolf, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Kara Jackson, OHMME, Adam Schatz, Sen Morimoto, Christian Lee Hutson, Kaina Castillo, Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy, Will Miller, Gia Margaret, Josiah Wolf, and Ben Gibbard.
Alongside the announcement, West has shared “DIVER”, a collaboration with Ogbonnaya that serves as the “thesis of the record”. Of the song, West says: “I want total freedom, total possibility, total acceptance. I want to fall in love with the [metaphorical Sisyphaean] rock. I think it’s easy to feel like we keep making the same mistakes over and over again, that we’re Sisyphus. The key is falling in love with the labor of walking up the mountain.” Watch the video for “DIVER” above and pre-order I Want The Door To Open here.
West will also play a small run of North American shows in support of I Want The Door To Open. View those dates, as well as her European tour dates, below.
Lala Lala Tour Dates
Fri. Oct. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Wed. Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^
Wed. Oct. 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg!
Thu. Jan. 27, 2022 - Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord
Fri. Jan. 28, 2022 - Groningen, NE @ Vera
Sat. Jan. 29, 2022 - Brugge, BE @ Cactus at Villa Bota
Sun. Jan. 30, 2022 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonde)
Tue. Feb. 1, 2022 - Köln, DE @ Baumann & SOHN
Wed. Feb. 2, 2022 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Feb. 3, 2022 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Sat. Feb. 5, 2022 - Göteborg, SE @ Oceanen
Sun. Feb. 6, 2022 - Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen
Mon. Feb. 7, 2022 - Stockholm, SE @ Hus 7
Tue. Feb. 8, 2022 - Malmö, SE @ Plan B
Wed. Feb. 9, 2022 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega at Ideal Bar
Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 - Prague, CZ @ Underdogs’
Sat. Feb. 12, 2022 - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
Sun. Feb. 13, 2022 - Freiburg, DE @ Swamp
Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 - Yverdon-les-Bains, CH @L’Amalgame
Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 - Zürich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Thu. Feb. 17, 2022 - Annecy, FR @ Festival Hors-Pistes
Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 - Metz, FR @ Aérogare
Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 - Lille, FR @ l’Aéronef
Sun. Feb. 20, 2022 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store Mon.
Feb. 21, 2022 - London, UK @ Moth Club
Wed. Feb. 23, 2022 - Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 - Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
Fri. Feb. 25, 2022 - Manchester, UK @ YES
Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 - Bristol, UK @ Strange Brew Mon.
Feb. 28, 2022 - Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
* = w/ Unannounced Special Guest & Kara Jackson
^ = Cryogeyser & Fashion Club
! = Salt Cathedral & Crosslegged