Amos Lee has returned with "Worry No More," his first new release of the year which masterfully utilizes his "soulful voice and empathetic lyrics" (NPR Music). "Worry No More" finds Amos candidly reflecting on his own mental health, his response to an ever-present feeling that no matter how much he accomplishes, as he puts it, “for most of my life I’ve walked into rooms thinking, ‘I don’t belong here.'" "Worry No More," however, is the feeling of finding "beauty in the broken lines," pushing past the anxiety and isolation and despair to find one moment of peace. Though written before the pandemic, it's a true modern day mantra for these challenging times.
Listen to "Worry No More" here: https://youtu.be/VENQQzKDW9c
“It’s a moment of pause, of praising the extraordinarily ordinary,” says Amos Lee. “We may not have more than a moment, both metaphorically and in real time, but the door is open, there is a place to exist in the mind that isn’t purely controlled by fear. I have always loved the Bob Marley line ‘emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.’ The song plays off of this idea. We can choose fear, worry, hatred, or-we can, at the very least, allow ourselves to let go and drift through the madness for a moment, like a ghost, or like a breath on the wings of a song.”
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Christian “Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Banks), "Worry No More" is Amos' first new original song since his 2018 album My New Moon, which was met with critical praise from Pitchfork, NPR and more while simultaneously debuting at #1 on Billboard's Rock and Americana/Folk charts. Around the album, he appeared on the podcast 10% Happier with Dan Harris where he openly discussed battling anxiety and using music as a tool to persevere: https://radiopublic.com/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harr-WwE9m8/s1!e052c
Lee will follow up "Worry No More" with more music throughout the year, and a run of tour dates this fall.
AMOS LEE TOUR DATES
September 3 - Chautauqua Auditorium - Boulder, CO
September 4 - Chautauqua Auditorium - Boulder, CO
September 16 - Cape Cod Melody Tent - Hyannis, MA
September 17 - South Shore Music Circus - Cohasset, MA
September 22 - District Live - Savannah, GA
September 24 - Atlanta Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA
September 25 - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - Franklin, TN
September 26 - Iroquois Amphitheater - Louisville, KY
November 13 - Highlands Food & Wine Festival - Highlands, NC