Today, First Aid Kit has released “Out of My Head,” the lead single from the Söderberg sisters’ fifth studio album Palomino due November 4 via Columbia Records. Listen HERE. Arriving alongside the track is the “Out of My Head” official video directed by Jason Lester. Filmed in and around Dublin, IE, the visual draws inspiration from the 2004 Romance/Sci-fi motion picture Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, perfectly embodying the essence of the song. Watch HERE.


Written and recorded in their home country of Sweden, Palomino was created during a dark time in global history yet marks First Aid Kit’s most pop-sounding record yet. The 11-track LP was produced by Daniel Bengtson and features “Angel,” the duo’s first offering of new music since 2019 which they released in June. See full tracklisting below. Palomino will be available digitally as well as in various physical configurations including standard black LP, translucent green D2C exclusive LP, white indie retail exclusive LP, and CD. See vinyl / CD pack shots below and pre-order/pre-save HERE.

In speaking about “Out of My Head” First Aid Kit says:
“We wrote this song last year together with songwriter and producer Björn Yttling. It was the first time we wrote for First Aid Kit with someone else and it was very inspiring. The song was written in the spur of the moment, almost like a stream of consciousness. It’s about feeling stuck inside your own thoughts and desperately wanting to escape. We produced the song with Daniel Bengtson in Stockholm. It has a bit of a different sound from our previous songs. We wanted the production to feel like an old rock song from the 80s. We were inspired by Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush and Tom Petty. This is one of our favorite songs we’ve ever written, we’re so proud of it and are so excited to finally get to share it.” 
 
With regards to Palomino, they continue:
“This is the first record we’ve recorded in Sweden since we made our debut album The Big Black & The Blue 12 years ago! We worked with Swedish producer Daniel Bengtson at his lovely studio Studio Rymden in Stockholm. It was such a fun experience. We really let the recording take time, we didn’t want to rush it.

The songs were mostly written during the pandemic. In such dark times, music felt like an escape from all the horrible things going on in the world. We wanted this album to feel more upbeat and cheerful than our previous album Ruins, which was a break-up record. It’s probably our most pop sounding record yet. We took inspiration from all over the place – old acts such as Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Tom Petty, T Rex, Elton John but also Angel Olsen, Whitney, and Big Thief. The title is a reference to freedom, learning how to stand on your own two feet. Growing older and feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Riding off on a Palomino!”
 
Following their prominent Way Out West set at home in Sweden and highly anticipated return to Glastonbury in June, First Aid Kit has also announced today UK headline dates slated for the fall with Lola Kirke supporting. Additionally, First Aid Kit begins their 6-date North American run with Lord Huron on Monday that will bring them to Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and more. See full routing below and visit https://www.firstaidkitband.com/ for tickets and more information.
 

PalominoTracklist:

  1. Out of My Head
  2. Angel
  3. Ready To Run
  4. Turning Onto You
  5. Fallen Snow
  6. Wild Horses II
  7. The Last One
  8. Nobody Knows
  9. A Feeling That Never Came
  10. 29 Palms Highway
  11. Palomino
First Aid Kit On Tour:
08/13   Oslo, NO                     Øyafestivalen
08/15   Chicago, IL                  The Salt Shed *
08/16   Detroit, MI                   Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre *
08/17   Toronto, CA                RBC Echo Beach *
08/19   Forest Hills, NY           Forest Hills Stadium *
08/20   Harrisburg, PA            Harrisburg University at Riverfront Park *
08/21   Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion *
 
11/28   Glasgow, UK               O2 Academy +
11/30   Manchester, UK          O2 Apollo +
12/02   Cambridge, UK           Corn Exchange +
12/03   Birmingham, UK         O2 Academy +
12/05   Liverpool, UK              Eventim Olympia +
12/06   Cardiff, UK                  Motorpoint Arena +
12/08   London, UK                 Eventim Apollo +
 
with Lord Huron
UK headline dates with Lola Kirke supporting

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