Dallas alt-pop trio little image have announced their debut album, SELF TITLED, out May 12th via Hollywood Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band has also released their new song, “OUT OF MY MIND,” accompanied by an energetic performance-driven music video directed by Sawyer Skipper. Watch it now below.
With the majority of the album written by the trio, SELF TITLED was produced in partnership with Chad Copelin was produced in partnership with Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, 5 Seconds Of Summer) who helped define the sonically diverse landscape of little image. SELF TITLED also includes previously released, fan-favorite tracks, “LUNGS BURN,” “WORTH IT,” “EGO,” and the most recently released electronic-tinged trippy pop mission statement “BLUE.” Pre-order the album now HERE.
Throughout a near-decade, little image morphed from a group of perpetually online suburban teens who were obsessed with underground indie rock and had no idea what they wanted to be into the tight-knit outfit you see today. Made up of Jackson Simmons (vocals/guitar), Brandon Walters (bass/synth) and Troy Bruner (drums), the trio truly blossomed during 2020’s lockdown.
That extra time allowed the members to fully expand on the promise of their early singles “WORTH IT” and “EGO,” exploring different ways to create a pop-rock song beyond the basic guitar/bass/drums template. This new burst of creativity led to a partnership with Copelin. Simmons credits Copelin with creating a warm, nurturing studio environment that allowed each member to explore their influences.
SELF TITLED doesn’t lack in memorable moments: From the funky hip-hop groove of “BALLET” to the electro-dance break in “WORTH IT” to the acoustic softness of “MAKEUP,” the album sonically delivers the goods. The M83-esque indie-dance number “LUNGS BURN” is a diamond in a sea of gems; the double-meaning lyrics of “OUT OF MY MIND,” a love song which Simmons describes as being about both their individual partners as well as their relationship as a band, has the potential to speak to millions of people. Then there’s the more guitar-oriented vibe of “BLUE,” a song spawned out of the past few years of political strife in America, described by Bruner as “a very special song to all of us.”
The result, SELF TITLED is more than just a collection of 13 songs — it’s an actual album, deliberately sequenced to tell a story of self-doubt, self-reflection and eventually, self-love. But while the album is a document of its three members’ lives to this point, little image hopes to use it to connect with people across the globe.
This year, the group is set to embark on a U.S. tour opening for Colony House from February through April, full dates below. Tickets are on sale now, buy HERE. Full dates below.
2023 TOUR DATES OPENING FOR COLONY HOUSE
Fri-Feb-17 St. Louis, MO @ Del Mar Hall
Sat- Feb-18 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
Sun-Feb-19 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Tue-Feb-21 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Thu-Feb-23 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Fri-Feb-24 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Sat-Feb-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Mon-Feb-27 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Tue-Feb-28 Oxford, MS @ The Lyric
Thu-Mar-2 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
Fri-Mar-3 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Sat-Mar-4 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Sun-Mar-5 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
Tue-Mar-7 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wed-Mar-8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Fri-Mar-10 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Sat-Mar-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
Sun-Mar-12 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Tue-Mar-14 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Wed-Mar-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu-Mar-16 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Fri-Mar-17 Little Rock, AR @ The Hall
Thu-Mar-23 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Fri-Mar-24 Waco, TX @ Hippodrome Theatre
Sat-Mar-25 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Sun-Mar-26 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly
Tue-Mar-28 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Thu-Mar-30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Fri-Mar-31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Sat-April-1 San Francisco, CA @ August Music Hall
Sun-Apr-2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Tue-Apr-4 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Thu-Apr-6 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre