La Force Announces New Album 'XO Skeleton,' Shares Lead Single "condition of us"

She has also scheduled a few Canadian tour dates

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 31, 2023

Broken Social Scene singer Ariel Engle very recently teamed up with Efrim Manuel Menuck on the post-rock project ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT, who released their album "Darling the Dawn" back in April. Now, she's also announced an LP from her solo project La Force: XO Skeleton will be out September 29 via Secret City Records.

The album is a reflection on death, and its title track was inspired by a phone call with a life insurance broker. "For years I couldn't look at a night sky because I couldn't contemplate eternity," Engle said in a statement.

Some of its nine songs, including lead single "condition of us," came from a pandemic-era song-a-day songwriting club that also included Feist, Maggie Rogers, Beck and others.

Hear the song below. Scroll past that to see XO Skeleton's tracklist, as well as La Force's tour dates. Tickets for her three Canadian shows — in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa — go on sale June 2.

XO Skeleton is available to pre-order here.

XO Skeleton:

1. condition of us
2. how do you love a man
3. october
4. empty sympathy 
5. rock song
6. xo skeleton
7. ouroboros
8. zipolite
9. outrun the sun

La Force 2023 Tour Dates:

09/08 Cork, Ireland - SFSH Festival
09/22–23 Paris, France - Cafe de la Danse *
09/25 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Grote Zaal *
09/27–28 Leuven, Germany - Het Depot *
09/30 Geneva, Switzerland - Antigel Festival (L'Alhambra) *
11/22 Montreal, QC - Centre PHI
11/24 Toronto, ON - TD Music Hall
11/25 Ottawa, ON - Fourth Stage - NAC

* with Patrick Watson

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