Listen: MJ Lenderman Shares New Single ‘She’s Leaving You’ and Announces New Album ‘Manning Fireworks’

Today, North-Carolina based singer and guitarist MJ Lenderman has announced his new album ‘Manning Fireworks’ due September 6th via ANTI-. Today also sees the release of lead single and video ‘She’s Leaving You’.

Co-produced alongside his regular collaborator Alex Farrar, ‘Manning Fireworks’ will be MJ Lenderman’s fourth full-length studio album, and marks his debut release on ANTI-. ‘Manning Fireworks’ follows Lenderman’s success with ‘And the Wind (Live and Loose!)’ in 2023, ‘Boat Songs’ in 2022, as well as his ongoing role in cult-favourite alternative rock quintet Wednesday.

Lenderman has become loved for his ability to capture and communicate emotion in a raw and frank manner, amongst his blend of poignant phrases and nonsensical metaphors, you will always find something to relate to. Today’s lead single ‘She’s Leaving You’ follows a man cheating his way through a midlife crisis, driving a Ferrari to Las Vegas and praising the genius of Eric Clapton, a scenario definitely not experienced by many, yet somehow still striking a chord through his repeated “we’ve all got work to do […] she’s leaving you”.

The accompanying music video was directed by Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum and sees Lenderman and his band play in front of a bitter audience for a talent show, arguably, there is no better visual representation of feeling vulnerable. It’s defeated but accepting, honest but with a sense of humour, and all in all is everything you look for from Lenderman.

Photo by Karly Hartzman

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