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?Fortunate Ones Announce 'Hold Fast' LP, Share New Single

?Fortunate Ones Announce 'Hold Fast' LP, Share New Single

Newfoundland indie-folk duo Fortunate Ones have revealed plans for their sophomore album. Hold Fast will arrive on May 25 Old Farm Pony Records.

The upcoming LP marks the follow-up to their 2015 debut The Bliss, though the band did also release a Christmas EP in 2016 that caught the ear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Hold Fast was produced, engineered and mixed by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake in Nova Scotia, then mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel in Toronto.

It features songwriting collaborations from Canadian heavyweights Alan Doyle Great Big Sea, Tim Baker Hey Rosetta! and Meg Warren Repartee. Jim Bryson, the Good Lovelies, Alexa Dirks, Mike Belyea and Kinley Dowling were also enlisted for additional musical contributions.

See the full tracklisting for Hold Fast below, then hit play to hear lead single and album opener “Northern Star.”

Beyond that, you’ll also find the band’s upcoming shows in support Doyle’s North American tour.

Hold Fast:

1. Northern Star
2. Hold Fast
3. Don’t Let It Be Us
4. Somebody Like You
5. If You Go
6. She
7. Before You
8. Ghost
9. Steady As She Goes
10. Runaway

Tour dates:

02/20 Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Centre
02/21 Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
02/22 Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
02/23 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
02/24 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
02/25 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
02/27 Cleveland, OH – Music Box
02/28 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/01 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
03/02 Chicago, IL – City Winery
03/03 Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
03/04 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
03/06 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
03/07 Regina, SK – Casino Regina
03/08 Edmonton. AB – Winspear Centre
03/09 Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/10 Vancouver, BC – The Centre for Performing Arts
04/12 Rochester, NY- Anthology
04/13 New York, NY – City Winery
04/14 Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club
04/15 Old Saybrook, CT – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
04/17 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head
04/18 Richmond, VA – The Tin Pan
04/19 Ithaca, NY- The Haunt
04/20 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
04/21 Norfolk CT – Infinity Hall
04/22 Washington, DC – The Hamilton Live
04/24 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
04/25 Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
04/26 Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
04/27 White River Junction, VT – Briggs Opera House
04/28-29 Boston, MA – City Winery
05/01 Fredericton, NB – Fredericton Playhouse
05/02 Saint John, NB – Imperial Theatre
05/03 Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
05/04 Halifax, NS – Marriott Harbourfront
05/05 Halifax, NS – Marriott Harbourfront