FLETCHER’S ‘YOU RUINED NEW YORK CITY FOR ME’ OUT AUGUST 16
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On her new EP – you ruined new york city for me – FLETCHER wears her heart on her sleeve as she weaves her personal story of first love and heartbreak. Set for release on August 16 on Capitol Records, the EP was executive-produced by Malay (Frank Ocean, Lorde, Sam Smith) and includes FLETCHER’s breakout hit “Undrunk,” which has amassed more than 100 million streams worldwide since earning the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart.
FLETCHER will launch her first headline tour on September 3 at Velvet Underground in Toronto. The run includes a hometown show at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park (September 5) plus concerts at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (September 7) and the El Rey in Los Angeles (September 25). Tickets go on sale today at 10:00 A.M. local time for the headline dates HERE. FLETCHER will also perform at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on September 21.
“The whole EP is like an arc and a storyline of me moving to New York City and falling in love and having my heart broken,” FLETCHER says, recalling the whirlwind relationship that engulfed her while attending NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music. “Each song is like a moment in time, a feeling that I felt during the course of that relationship.”
Billboard put “Undrunk” on its list of “The 50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far), hailing the track as “one of the catchiest pop breakouts… [her] whispering vocals and hyper-evocative lyrics make the track particularly heart-wrenching, but with a clever backwards twist.” GQ said, “You won’t find much better songwriting than FLETCHER’s” and named “Undrunk” as one of the “Best Songs Of 2019 So Far.” It bowed as the #1 Most Added Song at Top 40 – the most impressive debut in five years for a new artist at pop radio. “Undrunk” also entered the Top 15 of Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart and spent six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. FLETCHER made her television debut earlier this year, performing “Undrunk” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
FLETCHER – who has been heralded as an Artist to Watch by Wonderland while simultaneously earning admiration from PAPER, TIME, Entertainment Weekly and countless others – hails from a beach town in New Jersey, where she cultivated her verve for music and candid lexicon. Fast-forward years later, her surname has taken on a form of its own. You may recognize FLETCHER from her viral music videos, which have accrued millions of views on YouTube. Or maybe on Spotify, where her songs have been streamed over 100 million times. Or maybe you’ve seen her on stage – at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, or one of the many festivals she has under her belt. The singer-songwriter has already begun carving out a space for herself in pop music, and it’s clear that she has much more to say.