TORONTO ALTERNATIVE COLLECTIVE NEW WEST RELEASES NEW SINGLE “IYKYK”
ANNOUNCE FALL 2023 TOUR DATES WORLDWIDE
LISTEN TO “IYKYK” HERE
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18 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Emerging as an acclaimed global phenomenon, Toronto based “collective” New West uncovers their moving new single “IYKYK” out now via Giant Music/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Listen HERE.
On the track, soft acoustic guitar sweeps across sparse piano as mesmerizing vocals take hold on the verses. Lyrically, it details the internal struggle to break down emotional walls and disclose raw feelings in a relationship. Amplified in a delicate high register, the anthemic hook assures, “While I try to describe how I feel tonight, while I try to find the perfect words, know I love you.”
It follows their 2023 fan favorite bundle, homecoming / in my city. The package has gathered millions of streams in addition to inciting critical applause. Right out of the gate, A1234 professed, “They’re soaring anthems that make you feel as if you’re flying through the sky, whilst remaining completely grounded within their ideology,” and promised “New West always brings the goods.”
New West continues to enchant audiences worldwide on tour as well. Beginning September 3 at Soundrenaline in Kota Jakarta Utara, Indonesia, they will support Kodaline at shows in Singapore and London. They then return stateside to perform at Austin City Limits on October 14th and will be opening for Charlotte Cardin on her US run. The tour includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza on October 27th and two nights at LA’s The El Rey on November 6th & 7th. In addition they will be performing a headline gig at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario on December 15.
Check out the full confirmed itinerary below and full tour dates www.newwest199x.com.
Earlier this year, the group made their late-night television debut with a showstopping performance of their smash “Those Eyes” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Watch HERE. The song has already reached nearly 700 million streams worldwide and was added to KROQ and WKQX Chicago. The music video, directed by Sean Brown, sees the band performing in Los Angeles in a cinematic version of their unparalleled live performances. Check out the official music video for “those eyes (Group Session)” HERE!
Their debut album is slated to release this fall. Be on the lookout for more news and music from New West!
PC: Sean Brown
September 3rd Kota Jakarta Utara, Indonesia Soundrenaline 2023
September 5th Singapore, Singapore The Star Theatre **
September 7th Quebec City, QC L’Agora – Port de Quebec*
September 8th Quebec City, QC L’Agora – Port de Quebec*
September 26th London, UK Colours
October 14th Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival 2023
October 24th Washington DC Union Stage*
October 25th Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*
October 27th New York, NY Irving Plaza*
October 28th Philadelphia, PA The Foundry*
October 30th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall*
November 5th San Diego, CA House of Blues*
November 6th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater*
November 7th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater*
November 9th San Francisco, CA The Independent*
November 11th Portland, OR Mission Theater*
November 12th Seattle, WA Neumos*
November 16th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
November 17th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
December 15th Toronto, ON The Opera House
February 6th Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place*
February 8th Laval, QC Place Bell*
February 9th Laval, QC Place Bell*
February 10th Laval, QC Place Bell*
*Supporting Charlotte Cardin
** Supporting Kodaline
Tickets can be found at www.newwest199x.com
About New West:
Four individuals. One vision. Endless possibilities. Meet New West. The Toronto-based “collective” comprises four individual artists, namely Kala Wita, Vella, Ben Key, and Noel West. For as different as they respectively may be in terms of where they’re from, how they create, and why they’re here, they fit together as seamlessly as long-lost puzzle pieces. They rotate between instruments and pass around the mic, morphing in real-time across each and every song with an unabashedly warm nostalgic undercurrent. Their very first release “Those Eyes” hinted at the potential of their chemistry. Its lush lo-fi acoustic guitar, dreamy piano, lullaby melody, and quotable play-by-play of a relationship in full bloom instantly reacted with listeners worldwide. It initially popped off on TikTok (the guys aren’t quite sure where but it’s all good), and the success slowly but surely translated to streaming platforms. Between the Original and “Sped Up” version, it has clocked over 700 million streams. Tracing an invisible line all the way from the British Invasion to 21st century alternative R&B, they defy genre as they simultaneously define a singular style on their 2023 forthcoming full-length debut for Giant Music/Republic Records and much more to come.
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