Vagabon Announces New Album ‘Sorry I Haven’t Called’
Vagabon, the moniker of Lætitia Tamko, has announced her new album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, out on 15 September via Nonesuch Records.
The album, co-produced by Tamko and Rostam (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Clairo), finds Tamko reinventing herself once again and features the most playful and adventurous music of her career, as evidenced by its lead track and opening song Can I Talk My Shit? and accompanying video, directed by Zac Dov Wiesel. You can watch it below.
“I didn’t feel like being introspective,” says Laetitia Tamko of Sorry I Haven’t Called. “I just wanted to have fun.” Following her intimate 2017 debut Infinite Worlds, the New York artist favored expansive and evocative electronic textures in her breakthrough 2019 self-titled follow-up. But her latest LP feels like a wholly new era for Tamko, one that’s transformational and uncompromising.
Across 12 vibrant tracks she wrote and produced primarily in Germany, she channels dance music and effervescent pop through her own confident sensibilities. These conversational songs are alive and unselfconscious, a document of an artist fully embracing her vision and reclaiming her joy.
The first words she sings on the album are, “Can I talk my shit? / I got way too high for this.” It’s a statement of purpose for the rest of the album that this is an unapologetic artist. “This whole record is how I talk to my friends and how to talk to my lovers,” says Tamko. “I think honesty and conversational songwriting can become poetry. There’s beauty in plainly speaking without metaphors and without flowery imagery.”
Vagabon has also announced a fall tour that includes a headline run in the US as well as EU dates with Weyes Blood. Visit the artist’s official website for more information.
Sorry I haven’t Called includes the following tracks:
Can I Talk My Shit?
You Know How
Passing Me By
Nothing To Lose
It’s a Crisis
Do Your Worst
Made Out With Your Best Friend