The Early November have released another new single, “I Dissolve,” off of their upcoming album, Lilac. The new record is set to come out on September 27th via Rise Records, their first since 2015’s Imbue, and can be pre-ordered here.

On the new track, The Early November share, “It’s uncomfortable for people to talk to others about their depression. They will often say ‘things will be okay’ or ‘you’ll be fine’ so that the topic can be moved on from. For some people that is a very unrealistic thought though and feels dismissive. Listen to your friends and loved ones when they reach out. It takes a lot of courage to do so. You don’t need to have all the answers but listening goes a long way and means a lot.”

Lilac shows The Early November changing their sound a little bit, gravitating towards a sound that is more pop-centric as a whole. Produced by vocalist Ace Enders at his own LumberYard Recording Studio, Lilac channels a heavy-hearted determination in its chiming guitars, kinetic rhythms, and complex yet indelible melodies. As Enders reveals, the album’s eclectic sonic palette and inventive arrangements have much to do with an intentional shift in songcraft. “A lot of the songs came from avoiding that comfort zone of a very sad guitar line, and going to a completely different instrument—like starting with strings or piano or sometimes a beat,” he says. “I tend to hang on to those very droney tones, so rethinking the way songs could be put together made everything pop a little bit more.

“Originally the theme of the album was figuring out how to help a family member who’s struggling with addiction and depression problems, but getting so caught up that you end up becoming the exact same thing,” Enders continues. “It came from that feeling of being attracted to the darkness and wanting to pull it over you like a warm blanket—but then you realize that it’s way too heavy of a blanket, and you need to look through the holes and try to find your way out.”

In support of Lilac, The Early November will be heading out on a headlining tour this fall. The tour will be find the band joined by Have Mercy and Owel, kicking of on September 13th in College Park, Maryland and then will wrap up on October 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tour dates:

9/13 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy Arthouse

9/14 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

9/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

9/17 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East

9/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

9/20 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group

9/21 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda

9/22 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

9/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

9/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

9/26 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues Voodoo Room

9/27 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

9/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

9/30 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

10/02 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

10/05 – Denver, CO @ Globe

10/07 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino

10/08 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

10/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

10/11 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s

10/12 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups

10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Hardluck Bar

10/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

10/16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

10/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents

10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA