Following 2021’s critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Thanks for Coming’, Princess Goes (formerly Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum) – the brooding, electronic project of Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen – have announced they will begin their next chapter with ‘Come of Age’, an eleven-track record slated to released on 15th September, 2023 via the SO In De Goot label.
To celebrate the news, the band also debuted the first single lifted from the album, ‘Shimmer’, a pulsating, interstellar, cinematic epic which is available to stream here now.
Commenting on the new single, the band said: “If ‘Shimmer’ sounds like it was written in a fever dream it’s because it basically was. The chord progression originated from a simple bass line and floor tom beat and it evolved from there, building on its own momentum, like an argument that is heating up. For the most part, in Princess Goes we’ve eschewed traditional song structures whenever possible, both lyrically and musically, in favour of a more experimental approach, kinda like musical poems. In ‘Shimmer’ the lyrics slip out like a secret, like something from the subconscious, with absolutely no regard (or use) for verses or choruses, instead they seem to be mostly concerned with conveying this very human need to be heard.”
“Shimmer” is accompanied with an official video by Tim Richardson; a science-fiction inspired adventure that evokes the retro-futuristic virtual realities of Tron or Ready Player One.
Following the band’s successful first tour of the UK and Ireland at the end of 2021, Princess Goes will be back over to promote their upcoming album ‘Come of Age’ at a series of UK & European headline shows. Kicking off in Manchester Club Academy on 26th September and closing at London’s Earth venue on 8th October in the UK, the 10 date run also includes appearances in France, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
Tickets for the shows go on general sale at 10AM this Friday (14th July). Those who pre-order the new album from the Princess Goes Official Store (here) before 11.59pm BST on Thursday 13th July will directly receive a unique code for exclusive early access to purchase tickets for any of the shows in the UK before they go on general sale. The full list of dates and venues are as follows:
Tickets on sale HERE
We spoke with Michael C. Hall shortly ahead of 2021’s tour with the band and you can watch that below: