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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.

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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!