Ted Leo Shares "You're Like Me" from Crowdfunded Album 'The Hanged Man'
Published Jul 06, 2017Earlier this year, Ted Leo launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first solo album since 2010's The Brutalist Bricks. Today (July 6), he's shared the first song and all of the details from the new release.
The album is called The Hanged Man, and it's another DIY affair for the decidedly DIY musician. The release was recorded by Leo at his home studio, where he played the majority of its instruments. The album will be self-released on September 8.
Ahead of its arrival, Leo has shared the album's first single "You're Like Me." In a lengthy and highly personal interview with Stereogum, Leo revealed that the song is the first time he's ever written about being sexually abused as a boy.
"It's [about] being someone who has your world turned around in a way that places you outside the sort of normal flow of life and events," he said. "It's [about] acknowledging those people as well."
Listen to "You're Like Me" below, where you'll also find the tracklisting for The Hanged Man. Leo has also announced a North American tour, including a Toronto show on September 19.
The Hanged Man:
1. Moon Out of Phase
2. Used to Believe
3. Can't Go Back
4. The Future
5. William Weld in the 21st Century
6. The Nazarene
7. Run to the City
8. Gray Havens
9. Make Me Feel Loved
10. The Little Smug Supper Club
11. Anthems of None
12. You're Like Me
13. Lonsdale Avenue
14. Let's Stay on the Moon
07/13 Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre ^
07/14 Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre ^
09/14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09/15 Washington, DC - Black Cat
09/16 Washington, DC - Black Cat
09/17 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09/19 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
09/20 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
09/23 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall
10/23 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
10/24 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/27 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
10/28 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
11/01 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom
11/04 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
11/06 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
11/08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11/11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
^ with Aimee Mann