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Alex Lahey Releases New Single ‘Congratulations’, Plots Australian Tour

Alex Lahey has shared her first new single for the year, ‘Congratulations’. The track follows Lahey’s 2021 releases, ‘Spike The Punch’, the Gordi collab ‘Dino’s’, and ‘On My Way’, with the latter serving as the theme to Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

The new single marks Lahey’s return to focusing on her own music again after spending time collaborating as both a songwriter and a producer. ‘Congratulations’ is an examination of old relationships, capturing the familiar feeling of seeing your exes move on and settle down.

Alex Lahey – ‘Congratulations’

“Two of my exes got engaged within an improbably short space of time of one another. What are the odds? I couldn’t not write a song inspired by it,” Lahey said regarding the genesis of ‘Congratulations’.

The track also features a “deeply unhinged” visual accompaniment, written by Lahey, co-directed by Lahey and Jon Danovic, and set for release at 10pm on Wednesday, 31st August.

“It felt like the perfect time to execute a long standing concept I had of making out with myself on camera,” Lahey said. “Now both the song and the video feel like a message about choosing yourself over anyone else.”

Alongside the single, Lahey has announced a national tour, her first since 2019. Kicking off in late October, the seven date tour will see her performing headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Wollongong, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Alex Lahey Australian Tour 2022

  • Wednesday, 26th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
  • Thursday, 27th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
  • Friday, 28th October – Volta, Ballarat, VIC
  • Sunday, 30th October – La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW
  • Tuesday, 1st November – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
  • Thursday, 3rd November – Fat Controller, Adelaide, SA
  • Friday, 4th November – ANU Kambri, Canberra, ACT

Tickets on sale from Thursday, 1st September.

Further Reading

Alex Lahey Shares Open Letter to Scott Morrison Requesting Support for the Entertainment Sector

Japanese Wallpaper Makes Comeback With Alex Lahey Co-Written Single, ‘Leave A Light On’

Watch Gordi And Alex Lahey Perform Their Recent Collab ‘Dino’s’ Together

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