Kalle Mattson Returns with 'Youth'

The songwriter will take the new album out on tour this fall
Kalle Mattson Returns with 'Youth'
After sharing a pair of new singles earlier this year, Kalle Mattson has now revealed the details behind a forthcoming studio album.

Titled Youth, Mattson's latest will arrive September 7. Ten tracks in length, the album follows 2015's Avalanche and is said to be a "coming of age record about innocence lost, promises denied, and the purgatory of one's mid-20s."

"People latched on to my last album because there was a story," he said in a statement. "Writing in a box was exciting and interesting to me: here's a theme, so how far can you go with it, and how can you make it seem like a cohesive piece?"

Despite demoing all the songs with an acoustic guitar, Mattson wrote Youth with the motto of "folk is dead," with producer Colin Munroe helping to shift the songwriter's focus to keyboards and drum machines. A fitting album trailer, featuring a flaming acoustic guitar, can be found below.

With that in mind, Youth is pegged as a marriage of Mattson's folk roots with these machines. A press release notes that a version of the record made entirely with synths and drum machines was shelved.

Alongside the announcement, Mattson has also mapped out a run of Canadian tour dates, set to kick off in Winnipeg on September 19. Read through the tracklist for Youth to find a complete itinerary below.


1. Once
2. Kids On the Run
3. Broken in Two
4. Strangers
5. Fades Away
6. My Holy Ghost
7. Searching for Somewhere
8. Without You
9. Running Against the Wind
10. Astronaut

Tour dates:

09/19 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
09/20 Regina, SK - The Exchange
09/21 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
09/22 Edmonton, AB - Temple
09/25 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
09/26 Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
09/27 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
09/28 Calgary, AB - Festival Hall
09/29 Saskatoon, SK - Emmanuel Church
10/05 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplops
10/12 Montreal, QC - Quai Des Brumes
10/13 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
10/23 Kingston, ON - Grad Club
10/24 Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
10/25 St Catharines, ON - Warehouse
10/26 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
10/27 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
11/10 Ottawa, ON - The Studio at NAC
11/16 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe
11/17 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
11/24 North Bay, ON - Les Compagnons