Laetitia Sadier – co-founder and singer for the legendary band Stereolab – arrives with her new album Rooting For Love (Drag City) on February 23rd, 2024, her first since 2016’s Find Me Finding You. Alongside the album’s announcement, Sadier shares the video for lead single “Une Autre Attente” and announces 2024 North American tour dates. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 17 at 10 AM local time.
Over the course of her career, spanning three-plus decades, Laetitia Sadier has never shied away from the hard topics or stopped advocating for the possibility of self-determination and emancipation in the face of the powers that be, conscious or unconscious. This is an essential part of the foundation she co-built with Stereolab, showcasing her spiritual, scientific, and sociopolitical inquiries. She’s continued this process with Monade and under her own name and as a writer/singer/musician whose every album acts as a report on her journey of the self through time, space, and the collective.
On Rooting For Love, the album is set alight by the heat of a turbulent world, collapsing institutions, and Laetitia’s fully engaged process of expression as well as orchestration. Her songs score the complexities and harmonies within this directive: organ, guitar, bass, synth, trombone, vibraphone, live and programmed drums, and a vocal assembly of men and women billed as The Choir, working intricate chord/tempo/and dynamic changes, as Laetitia’s empathic presence leads the way.
Past wounds are addressed again and again in the libretto, as the music provides a transformational balm to aid the healing process. The melodic funk of bassist Xavi Muñoz leads a Chic-adjacent slink to the occasional dance floor vibes and no-wave rock outs, while Hannes Plattemier and Emma Mario take turns mixing the tracks and informing the far reaches of the material, utilizing additional drum programming and synths alongside a talented cast of players and singers from Lætita’s Source Ensemble and beyond.
With its flashy funk beat, Rooting For Love’s lead single, “Une Autre Attente”, evolves from a radiant rhythmic core through dynamic oscillations of sound and word alike. Using cut-up techniques to find surprising places in her themes, Laetitia glides through the whirling winds of ego and duality. The accompanying kaleidoscopic music video, created by Spencer Bewley, immerses viewers in a whirlwind of vibrant colors and dynamic movement—visually expressing the song’s thematic subject matter of confronting illusions of certainty and control through a multilayered audiac prism.
Laetitia Sadier 2024 Tour Dates:
Sat. March 2- San Francisco CA @ The Chapel
Mon. March 4- Portland OR @ Polaris Hall
Tue. March 5- Seattle WA @ Barboza
Wed. March 6- Vancouver BC @ Fox Cabaret
Fri. March 8- Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court
Sat. March 9- Denver CO @ Lost Lake
Mon. March 11- Minneapolis MN @ Turf Club
Tue. March 12- Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle
Wed. March 13- Detroit MI @ Third Man
Fri. March 15- Toronto ON @ Garrison
Sat. March 16- Montreal QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Wed. March 20- Brooklyn NY @ National Sawdust
Thu. March 21- Boston MA @ Arts at the Armory
Fri. March 22- Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. March 23- Washington DC @ Songbyrd
Mon. March 25- Atlanta GA @ EARL
Tue. March 26- Nashville TN @ Blue Room
Thu. March 28- Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
Fri. March 29- Dallas TX @ Club Dada
Sat. March 30- Austin TX @ Parish
Tue. April 2- Phoenix AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Wed. April 3- Pioneertown CA @ Pappy & Harriets
Thu. April 4- Los Angeles CA @ Zebulon
Fri. April 5- Big Sur CA @ Fernwood Tavern