4AD home

Adrianne Lenker - New Single 'Ruined' Out Now
Adrianne Lenker : New Single 'Ruined' Out Now
5th December 2023

Today, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) presents her new single and video, ‘Ruined’, and announces 2024 tour dates.  ‘Ruined’ is a heart-breaking, remarkable intro to Lenker’s highly anticipated new solo album, which she has announced will be coming in 2024.  Lenker is a generational songwriter, performing at an unprecedented scale and continuing to surprise listeners.  On ‘Ruined’, Lenker moves to the piano for the first time, lamenting, “Can’t get enough of you // You come around I’m ruined.”  A powerful torch song that demands attention, ‘Ruined’ is destined to stay with you after its final notes fade.

+ Stream 'Ruined' on your preferred streaming platform here +

The accompanying ‘Ruined’ video was directed by Adrianne’s brother Noah Lenker, and collages gorgeous footage of Lenker in autumnal foliage.  It’s a breath-taking mosaic of Lenker soaking in riverbeds, basking in the afternoon sun, and dancing along tree-lined paths.

Of ‘Ruined,’ Lenker says: “This song has been a quiet beacon for me. It may contain the essence of the gift of romantic love but it’s mostly about something much bigger.”

In January, Lenker will teach an online song-writing workshop through School of Song.  The course will be taught via live Zoom lectures across 4 consecutive Sundays –– 7th January, 14th January, 21st January, and 28th January –– with 2 lecture sessions on each class day to accommodate different time zones, one of which will be at 7pm UK time. The cost of the workshop is $160 total, and a 20% discount is available for those who sign up with a friend. The deadline to sign up is on 6th January 6th at 7.59am UK time. For more information head here. 

Lenker’s newly announced tour dates include stops across Europe and the UK, including a show at London’s famed Barbican Centre, as well as a performance at the incredible Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. The full list of tour dates are below and tickets are on sale to the general public from Friday December 8th at 10am GMT. Tickets can be found here

21st - Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN, USA

19th - The Black Box, Galway, Ireland
20th - St. Canice's Catherdral, Kilkenny, Ireland
21st - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
24th - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, UK
25th - The Hall at Aviva Studios, Manchester, UK 
27th - Barbican Centre, London, UK
29th - Bristol Beacon, Bristol, UK 

2nd - Le Trianon, Paris, France
3rd - Cirque Royale, Belgium, Brussels
5th - The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6th - Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany 
7th - Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
10th - The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark 
11th - Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
12th - Chateau Neuf, Olso, Norway