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Back in 2016, Margaret Glaspy immediately won us over with her debut album “Emotions And Math”, one of the best albums of that year. Two years later, she followed it with an EP, and just last month we found out we’ll finally get its full-length successor “Devotion” in March.

So far we’ve heard the album’s lead single, “Killing What Keeps Us Alive.” And now, Glaspy is back with another one.

The latest preview of Devotion is called “Stay With Me.” Devotion has already been presented as an album of love songs, and like many of Glaspy’s compositions, “Stay With Me” mulls over the dynamics of a relationship. “I’m learning that life is painful but you take the bad with the good,” Glaspy said of the song in a press release. “That love is hard but if you love someone, you make yourself available; that life is short and it’s okay to be sincere.”

When “Killing What Keeps Us Alive” provided the initial introduction to the new album, some fans might’ve been taken aback by Glaspy’s trademark guitar-driven sound being replaced with a patient, synth-based arrangement swelling up around her. “Stay With Me” might sit at a sort of middle ground, a more organic-sounding track that taps into a sort of classic singer-songwriter vein.

Margaret Glaspy is headed in a synthy new direction with her upcoming album Devotion, but she hasn’t abandoned country-tinged guitar or her singer-songwriter style entirely, which shows on new single “Stay With Me.”

“Stay With Me” is the second single on Margaret Glaspy’s new album ‘Devotion’ out March 27th.

Margaret Glaspy surprised fans with three new songs on a brand new EP called “Born Yesterday”. She describes it as a bookend to her debut album Emotions And Math — the stunning, 2016 full-length that launched her career, a world tour and landed on many top 10 lists for the year, including The Fat Angel Sings.

Margaret Glaspy spoke about these new songs, how they end one chapter of her life but also lead to the next adventure. “I was on the road so much — in a bus, in the van, on the train, in the cab — over these last two years, I had these few songs that I’d written. It didn’t feel like it was really the next record. It just felt pretty intuitive to release them as what I had accomplished since [Emotions And Math], which I’m very proud of. But it is hard to write on the road.”

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Her EP Born Yesterdayis available to hear now from ATO Records.

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Since her 2016 debut album Emotions And Math, Margaret Glaspy has stunned us with her commanding guitar work and penchant for amorous songwriting. In fact, we adored that debut record so much we named it one of the best of 2016, and Glaspy one of that year’s best new artists. Two years later, she followed up that indelible release with an EP called Born Yesterday.

Now Glaspy has announced her new album titled “Devotion” that comes out in March. There’s a palpable sense of evolution demonstrated by lead single “Killing What Keeps Us Alive,” which finds her playing with more diverse and digital instrumentation. The track opens up with a roughly distorted vocal stack that rises with edgy synths, which suddenly evaporate to allow for a softer sound to emerge. Piano tones add a syrupy dimension to an already viscous experience. It’s a really sweet song that nestles in somewhere between ode and confessional, which is only enhanced by this super satisfying acoustic drum groove that comes in with the last chorus. Director Alex Chaloff’s music video captures some of that sentiment, which starts out in black and white as color is slowly added back in.

My new album, ‘Devotion’ will be available March 27th and the first single off the album, “Killing What Keeps Us Alive,”

“Devotion’‘ is very different from the last record. It’s not about being righteous or all-knowing, it’s about letting love in even when you don’t know what will happen when you do. It’s about devoting your heart to someone or something, against all odds. ⁣

“Killing What Keeps Us Alive” is the first single on Margaret Glaspy’s new album ‘Devotion’ out March 27.

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Excited to share a brand new 3-song EP with you all  I wrote these songs on the road and I am so excited to set them free! Here’s a conversation I had with Bob Boilen about it all for NPR Music. I wrote these songs on the road, in my hotel, on the plane, and at soundcheck. They were the product of the little time that I had to myself – three songs about different sides of love: love gone wrong, love gone right, and love at a distance. “Born Yesterday” is a bookend on the adventure that was my last record, “Emotions and Math”. In releasing it, I feel set free to sink deep into my new inspirations while taking a break from the road and make something entirely new. These songs are the end of this chapter and mark a new beginning!
The EP is available digitally only,

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Margaret Glaspy performs the song, “Before We Were Together” from her EP “Born Yesterday,” live in The Current studio. Glaspy is joined by guitarist Julian Lage.

Margaret Glaspy has just surprised fans with three new songs on a brand new EP called Born Yesterday. She describes it as a bookend to Emotions And Math which was the stunning, 2016 debut full-length that launched her career, a world tour and landed on many top 10 lists for the year.

Margaret Glaspy said of these new songs, how they end one chapter of her life but also lead to the next adventure. “I was on the road so much — in a bus, in the van, on the train, in the cab — over these last two years, I had these few songs that I’d written. It didn’t feel like it was really the next record. It just felt pretty intuitive to release them as what I had accomplished since [Emotions And Math], which I’m very proud of. But it is hard to write on the road.”

“It will be a little bit of a departure from this material and that was kind of the impetus for putting out this EP.

“I’ve started to write a little bit with other instruments and in more of a MIDI world, which has been a really fun departure and has challenged me. I suppose everyone, in some way, has their ceiling in what they’re able to do on an instrument. I think that I’ve been excited to try different things lately because I’ve been playing so much guitar in these tours and it’s been fun to try other things, other processes.”

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Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City and mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius, Weezer), Margaret Glaspy‘s debut album ‘Emotions And Math’ – due out June 17th – sees Glaspy tackling topics of insecurity, love lost and found, and life on the road with clarity, honesty and a cutting sense of humor, all backed by gritty, fiercely performed electric guitar.

Margaret Glaspy has earned early praise from The New York Times, Stereogum and NME. Rolling Stone hailed her “hot barbs of electric guitar,” and VICE Noisey love her “complex, deceptively heavy riffs with vocals that really stand out and grab you at the throat.” Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered “a great young singer-songwriter.”

Margaret Glaspy’s debut album, ‘Emotions and Math,’ is out June 17 on ATO Records!