Next month, Amy O is releasing her latest album, Shell, the follow-up to 2017’s Elastic. She shared lead single “Planet Blue” from it last month, and today the Bloomington, IN-based musician is putting out another one, “Rest Stop,” which feels a little bit like the yin to that track’s yang, where the first is all barreling momentum and this one is more calm stability. “A lot of things have changed/ A lot of things remain the same,” Amy Oelsner sings here, her voice a sing-song lullaby to the benefits of stasis.
“I wrote “Rest Stop” shortly after my husband and I moved into our new home, and I had left my job of 5 years,” she said of the track. “It’s about when something changes and you’re halfway between the old and the new. I was tired and overwhelmed- but also in love and grateful.”
10/05 Bloomington, IN @ Midway Music Festival
11/03 Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/ Advance Base & J. Fernandez
11/04 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx w/ Anna Burch & Advance Base
11/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans-Pecos w/ Yours Are The Only Ears & The Glow
11/08 Philadelphia, PA @ TBD w/ Radiator Hospital & 2nd Grade
11/09 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (Upstairs) w/ Outer Spaces & Cigarette
11/16 Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse w/ Bunny & Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
11/21 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi w/ Oreo Jones & Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Shell is out 10/25 via Winspear. Pre-order it here.