Caribou Announces 2020 Tour & Returns With First New Music in Five Years: Listen

Thomas Neukum


Caribou is back Tuesday (Oct. 8) with his first new music in five years. The single, "Home," samples a song of the same name by '70s soul singer Gloria Barnes and marks the first new music from Caribou since his universally acclaimed 2015 LP Our Love. On "Home," the producer born Dan Snaith uses the sample as a foundation, adding flourishes of harp, orchestral strings and a warm production that evokes the same era in which the original was created.

"I'm always listening to lots of music and sometimes a loop just jumps out at me -- it's too perfect," Snaith is quoted in a press release. "That's how it was with Gloria Barnes' 'Home' -- I kept returning to it, meaning to do something with it but not knowing what. Sometimes making music feels like a process I'm in charge of ... but there are other times when things just present themselves and my job is to follow their lead. It wasn't until the circumstances of someone close to me mirrored the refrain of the original song that the track all came together.

"When I've played it to friends, several of them have said that they feel like it's speaking to their circumstances, about people close to them," Snaith adds in regards to the track's meaning. "We've all had moments when something changes suddenly and catalyses a change in your whole life - when you need to go back to something familiar, pick up the pieces and start again."

The single release is accompanied by news of Caribou's first tour dates his shows behind Our Love. The extensive North American and European tour kicks off in Canada in February of 2020. Listen to "Home" and see Caribou's upcoming tour dates below. 

3-16 Hamilton, Canada - The Studio
3-17 Toronto, , Canada - Danforth
3-20 Chicago - Riviera
3-21 Detroit - Saint Andrews Hall
3-22 Ottawa, Canada - Bronson Centre
3-23 Montreal, Canada - M Telus
3-24 Boston - House of Blues
3-25 Philadelphia - Union Transfer
3-26 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
3-27 Brooklyn - Brooklyn Steel
3-30 Brighton, UK - The Dome
4-1 Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory
4-2 Leeds, UK - Stylus Academy
4-3 Manchester, UK - Victoria Warehouse
4-4 Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
4-5 Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy
4-6 Bristol, UK - 02 Academy
4-7 London, UK - Brixton 02 Academy
4-21 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit
4-22 Leipzig, Germany - Werk 2
4-23 Prague - Forum Karlin
4-24 Vienna - Gasometer
4-25 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
4-26 Zurich - Kaufleuten
4-27 Paris - Olympia
4-28 Köln, Germany - Ewerk
4-29 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Ronda
4-30 Brussels - Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau – Botanique
7-11 Dublin - Iveagh Gardens
8-15 Berlin - Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends



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