Rhiannon Giddens Unveils First Solo Album in Six Years, 'You're the One'

The Pulitzer Prize winner's forthcoming LP features Jason Isbell

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 9, 2023

Just yesterday (May 8), singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for Omar, the opera she wrote with Michael Abels. The polymath has now announced her first solo album in six years.

Produced by Jack Splash, You're the One is due August 18 via Nonesuch. Giddens's last solo LP was 2017's Freedom Highway, which she followed with two collaborative records with her Italian multi-instrumentalist partner Francesco Turrisi: 2019's There Is No Other and 2021's They're Calling Me Home.

"I hope that people just hear American music," Giddens said of the record, which features a singular collaboration with Jason Isbell. "Blues, jazz, Cajun, country, gospel, and rock — it's all there. I like to be where it meets organically. They're fun songs, and I wanted them to have as much of a chance as they could to reach people who might dig them but don't know anything about what I do. If they're introduced to me through this record, they might go listen to other music I've made and make some new discoveries."

Listen to the sweeping, lovestruck title track below, and keep scrolling for the full tracklist and Giddens's tour schedule — featuring a stop in Toronto on September 20.

You're the One:

1. Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad
2. You're the One
3. Yet to Be (feat. Jason Isbell)
4. Wrong Kind of Right
5. Another Wasted Life
6. You Louisiana Man
7. If You Don't Know How Sweet It Is
8. Hen in the Foxhouse
9. Who Are You Dreaming Of
10. You Put the Sugar in My Bowl
11. Way Over Yonder
12. Good Ol' Cider

Pre-order You're the One.

Rhiannon Giddens 2023 Tour Dates:

09/13 Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa ^
09/14 St. Louis, MO - The Sheldon ^
09/15 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
09/17 Chicago, IL - Athenaeum Center *
09/18 Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theatre *
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI - St. Cecilia Music Center ^
09/20 Toronto, ON - Royal Conservatory ^
09/22 Boston, MA - House of Blues ^
09/23 Orono, ME - University of Maine ^
09/24 North Adams, MA - FreshGrass MASS MoCa Festival
09/26 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theater ^
09/27 College Park, MD - University of Maryland ^
09/28 Greensboro, NC - Carolina Theater ^
09/30 Wilmington, NC - University of North Carolina at Wilmington ^
10/01 Richmond, VA - Modlin Center at University of Richmond +
10/02 Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre *
11/17 Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall @
02/21 London, England - Barbican Centre
03/16 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
04/25 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre

^ with Adia Victoria
* with Charly Lowry
+ with The Legendary Ingramettes
@ Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

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