Katie Pruitt’s new album "Mantras" out today via Rounder Records

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, April 5, 2024

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Katie Pruitt’s highly anticipated new album, Mantras, is out today via Rounder Records. Stream/purchase HERE. In conjunction with the release, a new video for album track, “Self Sabotage,” is also debuting today. Watch/share HERE.

Produced by Jake Finch and Collin Pastore (both known for their work with boygenius and Lucy Dacus) and recorded at Nashville’s The Shed, Mantras is Pruitt’s most personal work to date and first new album in four years, following her acclaimed 2020 debut, Expectations. Already receiving widespread attention, NPR Music selected Mantras as one of the best albums released today praising, “a wonderful singer-songwriter…She feels fully formed and I can’t wait to hear more.”

Known for her powerful live performances, Pruitt is currently in the midst of an extensive headline tour with upcoming stops at Austin’s Parish, Denver’s Bluebird Theater, Seattle’s Neumos, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Philadelphia’s World Café Live and Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl among many others. She will also perform at several major festivals this year including Stagecoach, Railbird Festival, Calgary Stampede and Fairwell Festival. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at www.katiepruitt.com/tour.

Reflecting on the project, Pruitt shares, “Mantras is a full circle journey from self-sabotage to self-compassion. Writing this record forced me to stop seeking external validation from the rest of the world and turn my focus inward. After hitting a low point that caused me to seek extensive therapy, I realized I had a problem with negative self-talk. So I started writing down phrases of encouragement and repeating mantras in the mirror. Through this practice I learned how to be a kinder friend to myself and ultimately a kinder friend to others. When life gets heavy and the future feel overwhelmingly out of our control, we can learn to turn inwards and build a home inside of ourselves.”

In addition to Pruitt, Finch and Pastore, Mantras also features musicians Maggie Chaffee (strings), Dave Cohen (keys), Anthony Da Costa (guitar), Kris Donegan (guitar), Laura Epling (strings), Camille Faulkner (strings), Will Honaker (guitar, keys), Taylor Ivey (bass), Kevin McGowan (drums) and Johnny Williamson (guitar).

The new music adds to a series of breakout years for Pruitt following Expectations, of which NPR Morning Edition praised, “such clarity of expression and disarming intimacy—Expectations is aesthetically warmhearted even in its tensest moments of confrontation.” Additionally, Rolling Stone declared, “A soaring vocalist and agile guitarist, Pruitt is a dynamic new presence,” while Pitchfork proclaimed, “With stately ballads and choruses to shatter glass, the Nashville singer-songwriter’s debut builds into a record that feels deeply thoughtful and unified.”

Originally from the Atlanta suburbs and now based in Nashville, Pruitt has garnered widespread attention since her debut. She has been highlighted as a Rolling Stone “Artist You Need To Know,” one of NPR Music’s “Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch” and has performed as part of CBS Mornings’ “Saturday Sessions” series and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home Concert)” series. In addition to numerous sold-out headline shows, Pruitt has also toured with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Shakey Graves, My Morning Jacket, American Aquarium, Lucero, City and Colour and more.

1. All My Friends
2. White Lies, White Jesus and You
3. Self Sabotage
4. Leading Actress
5. Jealous of the Boys
6. Blood Related
7. Naive Again
8. The Waitress
9. Worst Case Scenario
10. Phases of the Moon
11. Standstill

April 7—Austin, TX—Parish*
April 10—Colorado Springs, CO—The Black Sheep*
April 11—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater*
April 12—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s*
April 13—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre*
April 16—Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge*
April 17—Boise, ID—Shrine Ballroom*
April 19—Vancouver, BC—Hollywood Theatre*
April 20—Kelowna, BC—Revelry Food + Music Hub*
April 22—Victoria, BC—Capital Ballroom*
April 24—Seattle, WA—Neumos*
April 26—San Francisco, CA—Bimbo’s 365 Club*
April 28—Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 7—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
May 10—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
May 11—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
May 12—Washington, D.C.—The Atlantis* (SOLD OUT)
May 14—Toronto, ON—The Great Hall*
May 16—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark*
May 17—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall*
May 18—Milwaukee, WI—Vivarium*
May 19—St. Paul, MN—Amsterdam Bar & Hall*
May 23—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl*
June 1—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
June 21—East Troy, WI—Alpine Valley Music Theatre^
July 7—Calgary, Alberta—Calgary Stampede
July 19—Redmond, OR—Fairwell Festival
*with special guest Jack Van Cleaf
^supporting Dave Matthews Band