Mary Lattimore Announces New Album 'Goodbye, Hotel Arkada,' Shares "And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me"

She'll perform in Toronto this October

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 2, 2023

Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore has announced a new album, led by the gossamer single "And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me," featuring Meg Baird and Walt McClements.

Say hello to Goodbye, Hotel Arkada on October 6 via Ghostly International. It follows 2020's Silver Ladders, as well as the 2021 compilation, Collected Pieces: 2015-2020.

Also featuring guest appearances from the Cure's Lol Tolhurst, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Roy Montgomery and Samara Lubelski, the collection draws its name from a hotel on the Croatian island of Hvar.

"There's a big old hotel there called the Hotel Arkada, and you could tell it had been hosting holiday-goers for decades in a great way," Lattimore explained in in a statement. "I walked around the lobby and the empty ballrooms and it looked like a well-worn, well-loved place. My friend Stacey who lives there told me to 'Say goodbye to Hotel Arkada, it might not be here when you get back,' and I heard soon after that it was actually going to be renovated in a very crisp, modern way."

She continued, "When I think of these songs, I think about fading flowers in vases, melted candles, getting older, being on tour and having things change while you're away, not realizing how ephemeral experiences are until they don't happen anymore, fear for a planet we're losing because of greed, an ode to art and music that's really shaped your life that can transport you back in time, longing to maintain sensitivity and to not sink into hollow despondency."

The artist will bring her new music — including the gleaming "And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me" — on tour this fall, with a lone Canadian performance at Toronto's Longboat Hall on October 31 (spooky!) Check out Lattimore's full itinerary below, as well as the album tracklist and video for the lead single.

Goodbye, Hotel Arkada:

1. And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me (feat. Meg Baird and Walt McClements)
2. Arrivederci (feat. Lol Tolhurst)
3. Blender in a Blender (feat. Roy Montgomery)
4. Music for Applying Shimmering Eye Shadow
5. Horses, Glossy on the Hill
6. Yesterday's Parties (feat. Rachel Goswell and Samara Lubelski)

Pre-order Goodbye, Hotel Arkada.

Mary Lattimore 2023 Tour Dates:

09/24 Philadelphia, PA - Making Time 
10/11 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 
10/12 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 
10/13 Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
10/14 San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
10/16 Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
10/17 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
10/19 Boise, ID - Neurolux
10/21 Denver, CO - Skylark Lounge
10/23 Lawrence, KS - White Schoolhouse
10/24 Iowa City, IA - The James Theatre
10/25 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10/26 Milwaukee, WI - Acme Records
10/27 Chicago, IL - Constellation
10/28 Chicago, IL - Constellation
10/29 Lakeside, MI - Lakeside Inn
10/31 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
11/02 Kingston, NY - Tubby's
11/03 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
11/04 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
11/05 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
11/06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary
11/08 Baltimore, MD - Current Space
11/09 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
11/10 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
11/11 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/12 Nashville, TN - The Blue Room at Third Man Records

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