New Orleans-bred brass extraordinaire Trombone Shorty has announced a brand new album, Lifted, which will see a release on April 29th via Blue Note Records. The two-time Grammy-Award nominee, real name Troy Andrews, previewed the forthcoming album with its lead single, “Come Back”.

Lifted will mark Andrews’ first album in five years, following 2017’s Parking Lot Symphony. Arriving with ten tracks, the album will showcase his penchant for fusing jazz, funk, soul, and psychedelic rock, complete with exhilarating grooves. Lifted will feature Texas-born blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. on “I’m Standing Here”, as well as vocalist Lauren Daigle on “What It Takes”, and New Breed Brass Band on “Everybody in the World”.

The title and album cover reference the relationship Shorty had with his mother, Lois Nelson Andrews. “She passed recently, but she continued to inspire me right up until she transitioned, and that’s why I put a picture of her holding me up at a second line on the cover of this album. She lifted me up my whole life,” he says in a press release.

Shorty continues, “I think Lifted is the closest we’ve ever gotten to bottling up the live show and putting it on a record. This time around I told everybody to really cut loose, to perform like they were onstage at a festival.”

“Come Back” comes complete with all the makings of a dynamic lead single. The album opener is a high-energy soul-infused track that packs a punch in its 2:59 runtime. A beefy bassline carries the song as polished vocals sit atop layers of horns, distorted guitars, and rollicking keys. Check out the new single via the player below and listen on the platform of your choice, here.

Furthermore, Lifted is available for pre-order/pre-save now on a variety of formats, here. Scroll down for a full tracklist and album artwork.

Trombone Shorty – “Come Back”

Trombone Shorty is currently amid a lengthy 2022 tour, which sees him traversing the country with Tank and the BangasBig FreediaCyril Neville the Uptown Ruler, and The Soul Rebels. Head here for tickets and view a detailed list of tour dates below.

Trombone Shorty 2022 Tour Dates

February 19, 2022 – Shorty Gras in New Orleans, LA
February 24, 2022 – Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 25, 2022 – Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 26, 2022 – Fort Mose Jazz and Blues Series in St. Augustine, FL
February 27, 2022 – Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, FL
April 23, 2022 – Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, MS
April 30, 2022 – Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
May 8, 2022 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
May 20, 2022 – Academy 2 in Birmingham, UK
May 21, 2022 – SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Glasgow, UK
May 23, 2022 – Roundhouse in London, UK
May 24, 2022 – O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK
May 26, 2022 – Mojo Club in Hamburg, Germany
May 27, 2022 – 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, The Netherlands
May 28, 2022 – Salle Pleyel in Paris, France
May 30, 2022 – Huxley’s in Berlin, Germany
May 31, 2022 – Muffathalle in Munich, Germany
June 1, 2022 – Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
June 3, 2022 – Barcelona Guitar Festival in Barcelona, Spain
June 4, 2022 – Kapital in Madrid, Spain
June 10, 2022 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, NH
June 11, 2022 – Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
June 13, 2022 – SummerStage in Central Park in New York, NY
June 14, 2022 – Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series in Lewiston, NY
June 15, 2022 – Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
June 17, 2022 – Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI
June 18, 2022 – Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA
June 19, 2022 – Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA
June 21, 2022 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC
June 22, 2022 – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA
June 24, 2022 – Venue TBA in Grand Rapids, MI
June 25, 2022 – The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, MI
June 26, 2022 – Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL
June 28, 2022 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
June 29, 2022 – Venue TBA in Salt Lake City, UT
July 1, 2022 – KettleHouse Amphitheatre in Bonner, MT
July 2, 2022 – Venue TBA in Seattle, WA
July 3, 2022 – Edgefield in Troutdale, OR
August 10, 2022 – Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
August 11, 2022 – Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
August 12, 2022 – Oxbow River Stage Concert Series in Napa, CA
August 13, 2022 – Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA
August 14, 2022 – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA

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Trombone Shorty – Lifted – Tracklist

1. Come Back
2. Lie to Me
3. I’m Standing Here (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
4. What It Takes (Feat. Lauren Daigle)
5. Everybody in the World (Feat. New Breed Brass Band)
6. Lifted
7. Forgiveness
8. Miss Beautiful
9. Might Not Make It Home
10. Good Company

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