Blanco White Announces New Album “Tarifa”
Blanco White, the project of Londoner Josh Edwards, has announced the release of his new album Tarifa, set to drop on September 29th, 2023, via Nettwerk. The lead single and album title track has also been released.
Tarifa is a deeply personal album for Edwards, reflecting his healing journey after being diagnosed with a debilitating chronic pain condition. “I booked the trip [to Tarifa] because I had begun to feel more confident in my body’s ability to work intensely on music again,” Edwards shares. “My pain levels had improved a lot… and I wanted to begin pushing myself to see how my body would react.”
The song “Tarifa” encapsulates the joy of his recovery and the renewal of his musical journey. Moreover, it reflects his personal life, written as an invitation after meeting someone new, reflecting the excitement and openness that comes with new connections.
Listen to Blanco White’s “Tarifa” below
The upcoming album straddles genres, incorporating elements of dream pop reminiscent of Beach House, folk influences like Sufjan Stevens and Feist, while also maintaining Blanco White‘s signature Andean instrumentation. The album, co-produced with percussionist Adami, focuses strongly on rhythm, with syncopation and swing central to its sound. The album is as much about healing and resilience as it is about exploration and building new worlds.
Tarifa follows the successful release of Blanco White‘s 2020 debut On the Other Side, which has amassed over 130 million streams and led to tours with renowned artists like Jose Gonzalez and Gregory Alan Isakov. Blanco White will be embarking on his own North American tour this autumn to promote the album.
Blanco White 2023 North American Tour Dates
OCT 6, 2023 – Brooklyn Made, New York, NY
OCT 7, 2023 – Brooklyn Made, New York, NY
OCT 8, 2023 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
OCT 10, 2023 – Le Studio TD, Montreal, QC
OCT 11, 2023 – The Axis Club, Toronto, ON
OCT 13, 2023 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
OCT 15, 2023 – Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver, BC
OCT 17, 2023 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
OCT 18, 2023 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
OCT 20, 2023 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA
OCT 21, 2023 – Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
OCT 23, 2023 – Foro Indie Rocks, Mexico City, MX