Amythyst Kiah Shares Final Preview From New Album Wary + Strange ​​​​​​​Before June 18th Release Via Rounder Records | Shore Fire Media

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4 June, 2021Print

Amythyst Kiah Shares Final Preview From New Album Wary + Strange ​​​​​​​Before June 18th Release Via Rounder Records

“Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)” available everywhere now - here


Today (6.4), Amythyst Kiah -- “one of roots music’s most promising voices” (Rolling Stone) -- shares the final preview track from Wary + Strange, “Fancy Drones (Fracture Me).” Through producer Tony Berg’s masterful layering of bass harmonica, Mellotron and delicately haunting flute riffs, Amythyst longs for obliteration as she works through the monotony and numbness of everyday life. “We’re just fancy drones going through the motions,” she sings. “Fracture me, take what you need, ‘cause it hurts to think.


“Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)” is the album’s fourth preview track, following the release of “Hangover Blues,” “Wild Turkey,” and the album’s lead single “Black Myself,” which Garden & Gun recently likened to the unforgettable musical moments of greats like Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone; artists who “soundtrack a movement and become a force of change.” From embracing Black identity as an artist to overcoming the social anxiety, grief and alienation that defined her formative years, Wary + Strangemasterfully recounts the pivotal moments in a life ultimately defined by reclamation and self acceptance.

In other recent news, Amythyst has earned three Americana Music Award Nominations, tying Jason Isbell for the most nominations earned by any artist this year. She’s nominated for Emerging Act of the YearSong of the Year, for the solo rendition of her Grammy-nominated song “Black Myself,” and Duo/Group of the Year as part of the all-women-of-color supergroup, Our Native Daughters


“She revisits [“Black Myself”] with a fuller studio production, reinforcing its distorted guitar with more effects, more layers and a bigger beat, adding extra clout”

The New York Times


“Breakthrough for an artist on the rise”



“A masterful blend of lonesome folk and neo-blues”

Rolling Stone


“Amythyst Kiah is done hiding in plain sight...a stunning original”



“Raw and strong”



“Talented Black Musical Artists on the Rise in 2021”



“Blistering… a must-listen about living in the land of white privilege”



“Brutal and beautiful… her voice is admirably resilient”

Consequence of Sound


“‘Black Myself’ shows the beauty of Blackness while still highlighting the injustices––past and present––that Black people are faced with today.”

The Root


“Amythyst Kiah is an original. Holding nothing back. The message and the music punch you right in the gut.”

Bob Lefsetz



June 5 - Adler Theatre - Davenport, IA

June 12 - The Future Is… Queer Country (virtual)

June 13 - Mountain Stage - Charleston, WV

June 15 - Celebrate Pride and Connect Through Music (virtual)

June 16 - Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC

June 17 - A.J. Fletcher Opera - Raleigh, NC

June 18 - Abbeville Friends of Freedom Presents - Abbeville, SC

June 19 -The Blue Ridge Music Center - Galax, VA

June 20 - Flat Iron Crossroads - Gloucester, VA

June 25 - The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN

June 27 - Lighting 100 Nashville Sunday Night @ 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN

June 29 - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, TN

July 1 - Floyd Small Town Summer - Floyd, VA

July 4 - Border Bash - Bristol, VA

July 17 - Stone Ridge Orchard Farmhouse Cider Bar - Stone Ridge, NY

July 24 - People’s Light - Malvern, PA

Aug. 2 - Chautauqua Amphitheater - Chautauqua, NY

Aug. 3 - Cain Park - Cleveland Heights, OH

Aug. 5 - Levitt Amp Middlesboro - Middlesboro, KY

Aug. 7 - Road to Bristol Rhythm Concert Series - Bristol, VA

Aug. 14 - Gorge Amphitheatre - Quincy, WA*

Aug. 28 - Hudson River Park Blues & BBQ (virtual)

Sept. 10 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN

Sept. 11 - Moon River Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN

Sept. 17 - MerleFest - Wilkesboro, NC

Sept. 24 - Freshgrass Festival - North Adams, MA

Sept. 25 - Folk at the Edge Concert Series - New Haven, CT

Sept. 30 - Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD

* denotes show w. Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow










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