Off the back of a ripper debut album, I Love You Like A Brother, that got her noticed around the world and on support tours with the likes of Jimmy Eat World and Tegan & Sara, Melbourne indie rocker Alex Lahey is back in our earphones and we are so happy about it.
This week she's announced the name and release date of her sophomore album, The Best Of Luck Club, which will be released this May 17th. We've even been gifted the 10-track tracklist and a lead single called Don't Be So Hard On Yourself.
The song, written for fellow musician partner Gordi, is another triumphant self-care anthem in the vein of I Haven't Been Taking Care Of Myself, a fan favourite from her first album.
"I wrote this song for my partner who was on tour and was feeling the fatigue and stresses of the road, as we all do. It doesn’t matter how capable or strong or resilient you may be, we all have bad days, and that’s ok. There’s nothing wrong with feeling tired after a hard day’s work and sometimes I have to remind myself of that too," Alex explains.
The video also arrives with a tongue-in-cheek music video set in T.B.O.L.C. Research Institute, where her band perform in surgical masks and Alex rips out a helluva cheesy sax solo (she studied jazz at uni).
AND if that wasn't enough, Alex has laid out some tour dates for this June, taking in six shows around the country from June 6th until June 22nd.
We're expecting this next album to be as relatable, honest and refreshingly observational as she's ever been and until that comes out, best of luck.