Oakland, CA artist Madeline Kenney recently announced Sucker’s Lunch, her incredible third LP that she co-produced with Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak. A few weeks ago, she released the album’s lead single “Sucker” featuring Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner on vocals, and today she shares the album’s second single, “Double Hearted,” alongside an amazing video. Kenney audibly loses her mind throughout the song, where the playful arrangement and lyrics spark a firestorm of heartache and wild abandon.
While Madeline Kenney’s debut album was produced by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear and her second record by Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Madeline has enlisted Wasner to produce this record yet again, but this time with Andy Stack (Wye Oak) collaborating as well. The trio carefully co-produced and constructed the songs on Sucker’s Lunch in a few compact sessions in Durham, Oakland, and San Francisco, and the album finds Madeline bounding toward the unknown. Throughout the record, she expands on the idea of what a love song could be – a little more cautious than exuberant, more nuanced than blazing devotion. Sonically, Sucker’s Lunch expands upon Kenney’s earlier, guitar-driven sound – a definitive step forward from an artist adept at communicating universal sentiments in a voice unmistakably her own. Pre-order Sucker’s Lunch, out July 31st on Carpark.