posted February 5th, 2024

Today, Laetitia Sadier issues “Who + What”, the third and final single for her new album, Rooting For Love, her first solo album in seven years, out February 23rd via Drag City.
Alongside Rooting For Love’s two previously-released singles (“Une Autre Attente” and “Panser L’inacceptable”), “Who + What” is meant as nothing less than transformational sonic balm to aid the evolution of Earth’s traumatized civilizations. The song is a gently percolating Q&A led by Laetitia’s implacable vocal presence, as she and an assembly of women and men dubbed The Choir create blossoming vocal arrangements borne aloft on a cinematic sweep of sound. The regular reappearance of The Choir throughout Rooting For Love enriches the harmonic fields in which Laetitia plays, while reminding us that this music speaks for a critical mass in crisis.
Over the course of the three-plus decades she’s sung for the public, 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. With Rooting For Love, Laetitia continues her journey of the self through time, space and collective consciousness with an ensemble that includes bassist Xavi Muñoz, Hannes Plattmeier and Emma Mario programming drums and synths (as well as mixing tracks), and the aforementioned Choir.
With the release of Rooting For Love imminent, Laetitia is readying for a U.S. tour commencing this March, starting with a performance at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday, March 2. Tickets are now on sale.

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 @ The 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 & Harriet’s %
Thu. April 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon %
Fri. April 5 - Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Tavern %
Mon. April 8 - San Juan, PR @ Club 77

* w/ Susan James
# w/ Radio Outernational
^  w/ Storefront Church
% w/ Sofia Bolt

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier