Ever since the Fiery Furnaces went on hiatus in 2011, Eleanor Friedberger, one-half of the sibling duo, has gone from making idiosyncratic prog-pop epics to idiosyncratic ’70s-indebted singer-songwriter fare. Her latest solo album, Rebound, named for the ’80s goth disco club in Greece that inspired the album and recorded mostly on her own with producer Clemens Knieper, represents a slight evolution in that sound, with a synthy sheen overtaking the usual acoustic folksiness.
So far we’ve heard two songs from the album, the smoky “In Between Stars” and the meta, rockabilly-esque “Make Me A Song.” They’re both great. And now she’s shared a third. It’s called “Everything,” and as Friedberger explains, that’s what it’s about. “I tried to make a pop song about a complicated subject: Everything,” she says. ‘People seem to really like the line: ‘I mean two houses please.'”
Inaugurated by shimmering synths and an earworm of a guitar line, “Everything” is a great pop song and another solid entry in Friedberger’s sterling solo catalog. Listen to it for yourself and check out some of her upcoming tour dates below.
04/28 Kingston, NY @ BSP
05/01 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/03 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
05/05 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/09 Los Angeles, CA The Moroccan Lounge
05/23 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre*
05/25 Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
05/26 Buffalo, NY @ Art Park*
05/28 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis*
05/30 Toronto, ON @ Sony Center*
05/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Centre*
06/02 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre*
06/05 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amp*
* w/ The Decemberists
Rebound is out 5/4 on Frenchkiss. Pre-order it here.