Vagabon's New Album, 'Sorry I Haven't Called,' Out Now

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Vagabon, aka Lætitia Tamko, has released her new album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, out now. On the album, Tamko reinvents herself once again with the most playful and adventurous music of her career. Co-produced by Tamko and Rostam (Vampire Weekend, Haim), the album features twelve vibrant tracks she wrote and produced primarily in Germany that channel dance music and effervescent pop through her own confident sensibilities. “This record feels like what I've been working towards,” Tamko says. “It's completely euphoric.”

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Vagabon, aka Lætitia Tamko, has released her new album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, out now on 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. You can get it and hear it here.

Sorry I Haven't Called is a confident and joyous work," writes Newsweek's David Chiu, who spoke with Tamko about the album; "its sleek and upbeat sound could naturally fit in with the R&B/electronic/dance-pop music made by contemporaries like Beyoncé.”

Sorry I Haven’t Called marks a new transformational era for Tamko. Across twelve vibrant tracks that she wrote and produced primarily in Germany, she channels dance music and effervescent pop through her own sensibilities. These conversational songs are alive and unselfconscious, a document of an artist fully embracing her vision and reclaiming her joy.

Born out of grief after her best friend died in 2021, Sorry I Haven’t Called is a warm and resilient album about embracing the ecstatic moments wherever you can by knowing how you love and how you mourn. It’s an LP inspired by both communal dancefloor revelations and the clarifying peace of solitude, an emotional rebirth as well as an artistic one. “This record feels like what I've been working towards,” says Tamko. “When I think of this album, I think of playfulness. It's completely euphoric. It's because things were dark that this record is so full of life and energy. It’s a reaction to what I was experiencing at the time, not a document of it.”

Vagabon is currently on tour across Europe as special guest of Arlo Parks. She leads her own headline tour of North America in October, then returns to Europe as special guest of Weyes Blood, and back to the States for headline shows on the West Coast. See below for details and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

VAGABON ON TOUR

Sep 15 Ancienne Belgique* Brussels, BELGIUM
Sep 17 Huxley's Neue Welt* Berlin, GERMANY
Sep 21 L'Olympia* Paris, FRANCE
Sep 28 Eventim Apollo* London, UK
     
Oct 20 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 21 El Club Detroit, MI
Oct 22 Velvet Underground Toronto, ON
Oct 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Oct 26 Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
Oct 27 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Oct 28 Space Ballroom Hamden, CT
Oct 29 The Atlantis Washington, DC
     
Oct 31 Sala Apolo** Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 2 Le Transbordeur** Lyon, FRANCE
Nov 3 Alcatraz** Milan, ITALY
Nov 4 Les Docks** Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Nov 6 Astra Kulturhaus** Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 7 TivoliVredenburg** Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Nov 8 Pitchfork Music Festival** Paris, FRANCE
Nov 9 De Roma** Antwerp, BELGIUM
Nov 11 Old Fruitmarket** Glasgow, UK
Nov 12 O2 Academy** Leeds, UK
Nov 13 Pitchfork Music Festival** London, UK
Nov 14 Rock City** Nottingham, UK
     
Dec 6 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Dec 8 Madame Lou's Seattle, WA
Dec 9 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
Dec 10 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Dec 13 Lodge Room Los Angeles, CA
     

* w/Arlo Parks
** w/Weyes Blood

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  • Friday, September 15, 2023
    Vagabon's New Album, 'Sorry I Haven't Called,' Out Now

    Vagabon, aka Lætitia Tamko, has released her new album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, out now on 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. You can get it and hear it here.

    Sorry I Haven't Called is a confident and joyous work," writes Newsweek's David Chiu, who spoke with Tamko about the album; "its sleek and upbeat sound could naturally fit in with the R&B/electronic/dance-pop music made by contemporaries like Beyoncé.”

    Sorry I Haven’t Called marks a new transformational era for Tamko. Across twelve vibrant tracks that she wrote and produced primarily in Germany, she channels dance music and effervescent pop through her own sensibilities. These conversational songs are alive and unselfconscious, a document of an artist fully embracing her vision and reclaiming her joy.

    Born out of grief after her best friend died in 2021, Sorry I Haven’t Called is a warm and resilient album about embracing the ecstatic moments wherever you can by knowing how you love and how you mourn. It’s an LP inspired by both communal dancefloor revelations and the clarifying peace of solitude, an emotional rebirth as well as an artistic one. “This record feels like what I've been working towards,” says Tamko. “When I think of this album, I think of playfulness. It's completely euphoric. It's because things were dark that this record is so full of life and energy. It’s a reaction to what I was experiencing at the time, not a document of it.”

    Vagabon is currently on tour across Europe as special guest of Arlo Parks. She leads her own headline tour of North America in October, then returns to Europe as special guest of Weyes Blood, and back to the States for headline shows on the West Coast. See below for details and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    VAGABON ON TOUR

    Sep 15 Ancienne Belgique* Brussels, BELGIUM
    Sep 17 Huxley's Neue Welt* Berlin, GERMANY
    Sep 21 L'Olympia* Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 28 Eventim Apollo* London, UK
         
    Oct 20 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
    Oct 21 El Club Detroit, MI
    Oct 22 Velvet Underground Toronto, ON
    Oct 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
    Oct 26 Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
    Oct 27 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
    Oct 28 Space Ballroom Hamden, CT
    Oct 29 The Atlantis Washington, DC
         
    Oct 31 Sala Apolo** Barcelona, SPAIN
    Nov 2 Le Transbordeur** Lyon, FRANCE
    Nov 3 Alcatraz** Milan, ITALY
    Nov 4 Les Docks** Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
    Nov 6 Astra Kulturhaus** Berlin, GERMANY
    Nov 7 TivoliVredenburg** Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
    Nov 8 Pitchfork Music Festival** Paris, FRANCE
    Nov 9 De Roma** Antwerp, BELGIUM
    Nov 11 Old Fruitmarket** Glasgow, UK
    Nov 12 O2 Academy** Leeds, UK
    Nov 13 Pitchfork Music Festival** London, UK
    Nov 14 Rock City** Nottingham, UK
         
    Dec 6 The Independent San Francisco, CA
    Dec 8 Madame Lou's Seattle, WA
    Dec 9 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
    Dec 10 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
    Dec 13 Lodge Room Los Angeles, CA
         

    * w/Arlo Parks
    ** w/Weyes Blood

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