Lola Kirke – Broken Families: New Song Of The Day

Lola Kirke starts the working week off with Broken Families, the latest from her upcoming album, Lady For Sale, on Third Man Records.

Broken Families is the second single from Lady For Sale. Here’s the record company blurb with more:

Lola KirkeSinger, songwriter and actress Lola Kirke has released the second single “Broken Families” from her sophomore album Lady For Sale out April 29th via Third Man Records. The track was co-written by and features Courtney Marie Andrews, who starts here latest Australian tour next week.

Accompanying the track is a video shot on Nashville’s iconic Music Row, by directors Ward + Kweskin and starring actress Ross Days and Kirke.

Lady For Sale is Kirke’s first album with Jack White’s veritable Nashville-based indie after signing with them last year.

“Broken Families” follows the album’s first single “Better Than Any Drug”, which was co-written by Sydney’s Holiday Sidewinder.

About the song Kirke said, “For years, I’ve tried to understand why, as a girl from New York City, I connect most with country music. Maybe I’m just a giant poser or maybe it’s the singular way Country can express the most complex and difficult feelings, with wit and grit to boot. It all started for me as a teenager, listening to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Over time, my taste has grown to include more recent artists like Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert to name just a couple. When Courtney and I sat down to write, we challenged ourselves to write a song we could hear on country radio. Which is fucking hard by the way! I’m not entirely sure we achieved that, but I do think the result is a unique hybrid of our more idiosyncratic sensibilities and the music I admire so much. Whatever the case, it’s an honest love song about not wanting to repeat the cycles that probably made you fall in love with each other in the first place. It’s about wanting to change and stay the same, being hopeful when you’re feeling hopeless. If that’s not Country, I don’t know what is.”

Lola KirkeScheduled for release on April 29th, 2022, the 10-song sophomore full-length album showcases Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and swooping, lilting, unabashedly feminine background vocals. Lady For Sale channels a high-spirited insouciance that feels invigorating and familiar, decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years. This is a party you’ll want to attend.

Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016. An acclaimed debut album, Heart Head West, followed in 2018. Managing to juggle both music and acting – earning acclaim in both fields – she began to split her time between Nashville and New York to work on her Lady For Sale.