Snail Mail Unveils New Album 'Valentine,' Shares Title Track

She'll bring the new record on tour to Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto in April 2022
Snail Mail Unveils New Album 'Valentine,' Shares Title Track
Snail Mail — a.k.a. Lindsey Jordan — has announced the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album Lush. Her sophomore album, Valentine, will arrive on November 5 via Matador. The news arrives alongside a video for the title track and a tour announcement.

Jordan wrote Lush — which landed on Exclaim!'s list of the top 20 pop and rock albums of 2018 — when she was just 17 and was rightfully deemed a prodigal wunderkind. In 2019, she reissued her preliminary Habit EP. Now, at 22, the singer-songwriter has teamed up with co-producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee) for her heavily anticipated sophomore record.

"I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y'all," Jordan said in a statement. "Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is my child!"

Lead single and title track "Valentine" indicates a near-immediate sense of evolution, with Jordan's lo-fi whispery vocals and eerie synths exploding into a massive guitar-driven chorus — the artist taking up more sonic space than ever before with smouldering intensity as she snarls, "So why'd you want to erase me?"

In the baroque Josh Coll-directed video clip, things get pretty bloody. Jordan shared that she and the director connected over a mutual interest in "the intersection between terror and devastating beauty," which is present in full force.

The artist has also announced a lengthy tour in support of the record. Kicking off this November in Richmond, VA, the trek will bring Jordan to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in 2022. Snail Mail tour tickets go on sale this Friday (September 17) at 10 a.m. local time here.

Watch the age-restricted video for the title track below (or stream the single on your platform of choice) and check out the album tracklisting, as well as Jordan's tour itinerary. 



Valentine:

1. Valentine
2. Ben Franklin
3. Headlock
4. Light Blue
5. Forever (Sailing)
6. Madonna
7. c. et. al.
8. Glory
9. Automate
10. Mia

Pre-order Valentine.

Snail Mail Tour 2021/2022:

11/27 Richmond, VA - The National
11/28 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
11/30 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theater*
12/01 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
12/03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
12/04 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
12/05 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
12/07 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
12/08 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
12/10 St Louis, MO - The Pageant
12/11 Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
12/12 Columbus, OH - The Athenaeum Theatre
12/13 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
12/15 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/16 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
12/17 Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall
12/18 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
12/19 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
12/21 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
02/18 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2
02/20 Glasgow, UK - QMU
02/22 Bristol, UK - SWX
02/23 London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/25 Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
02/26 Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne
02/27 Bologna, IT - Locomotiv
02/28 Milan, IT - Magnolia
03/02 Zürich, CH - Bogen F
03/03 Munich, DE - Ampere
03/04 Dresden, DE - Groovestation
03/06 Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
03/07 Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
03/08 Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
03/10 Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
03/12 Berlin, DE - Columbia Theater
03/13 Hamburg, DE - Knust
03/14 Brussels, BE - AB Ballroom
03/15 Cologne, DE - Gebäude 9
03/16 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
04/05 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/07 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
04/08 Boston, MA - Royale
04/09 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
04/11 Toronto ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/12 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
04/14 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
04/15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/16 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
04/17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
04/20 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
04/21 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
04/22 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04/23 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04/24 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
04/27 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
04/28 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
04/29 Mesa, AZ - The Nile
04/30 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
05/02 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
05/03 Dallas, TX - The Factory Studio
05/05 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven Stage
05/06 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
05/07 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05/08 Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl