Echosmith has a special treat for the tech-savvy “Lonely Generation”: a new studio album with the same title as their most recent single. The sibling trio — comprised of Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota — announced their sophomore LP Lonely Generation will be released Jan. 10. It will be the band’s first release under their new Echosmith Music record label, which was founded in 2018 with Warner Music’s Alternative Distribution Alliance.
But the band has more in store for their fans: They also dropped a music video for the title track and announced North American 2020 tour plans.
The “Lonely Generation” video was directed by The Killers’ frequent collaborator Danny Drysdale and serves as a sneak peek of the 11 music videos to follow for each song. The zany clip follows the three from the desert to an aerobics studio to even the Wild West, where places of zen and scenery have been ravaged by the tormenting distraction of cell phones. Drysdale comically weaves the ever-changing settings together in the video while emphasizing the disconnectedness of the characters.
“When Echosmith first reached out to me to see if I would consider directing a video for each song on their new album, fascinated, I asked to hear the music first,” Drysdale said in a press release. “When we got into the weeds of shooting and the nitty gritty creative, it was a miracle to find that we see the world in many of the same colorful, cool, absurd, and beautiful ways. We shot all these videos in various parts of Utah with an incredible team, and I gotta say that working with this band has been one of my most favorite projects. I can’t wait for you to go see the finished videos very soon and then direct the next 12. Hint, hint.”
Throughout the video, the techno-pop song explores the dangers that technology imposes on people as communicators and how it has limited everyone’s ability to genuinely connect to each other.
But bassist and vocalist Noah Sierota commented that this project is not only a way for Echosmith to connect to each other as bandmates, but as siblings. “We are a band, but we’re family first, which is a special rare gift,” he said in the press release. “We get to learn and evolve together. The album is about trying to care for each other, grow, and experience joy and heartache in the internet age.”
Lead singer Sydney Sierota said Lonely Generation allowed the threesome to explore being “really vulnerable for the first time” with their respective coming-of-age narratives. Fans will have many opportunities to relish in their candor, from an intimate Live From the Artists Den performance in New York City on Oct. 22 to the Lonely Generation Tour starting Feb. 12. The first 200 people to buy a ticket to their Feb. 13 show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge will automatically receive a free ticket to attend their Live From the Artists Den show, which is being held at a secret venue at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Watch the music video for “Lonely Generation” and check out the track list for the album (available for pre-order here) and tour dates below.
Lonely Generation track list:
“Shut Up and Kiss Me”
“Scared to Be Alone”
“Love You Better”
Echosmith 2020 tour dates:
Feb. 12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Feb. 13 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Feb. 14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Feb. 17 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
Feb. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Feb. 23 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Feb. 26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Feb. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb. 29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
March 1 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
March 3 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
March 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda