Alysse Gafkjen

Ruston Kelly's new album is finally here, and it's already one of the year's best.

After unwrapping this new era back in January when he shared his title track for The Weakness, the singer released the full album, out today on Rounder Records. It also includes the recent standout track "Mending Song."

At this point, it's hardly a secret how much of his personal life events influenced this new record. In the aforementioned "Mending Song," Kelly directly addressed his high-profile divorce from fellow singer Kacey Musgraves, which led to his subsequent decision to retreat to an old Victorian bungalow in the small Tennessee town of Portland.

Ultimately, he spent several months in "deliberate solitude" in attempt to process a sea of life-altering changes. “I felt a real need to understand myself a little better, and to rediscover the true foundation of who I am,” recalls Kelly, who has been candid in the past about his personal struggles, including drug addiction battles chronicled on his 2018 full-length debut Dying Star

Hear the new album below.

The Weakness Tour Dates:
April 12th - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom ~
April 13th - Birmingham, AL - Iron City ~
April 15th - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater ~
April 16th - Charlotte, NC - Underground ~
April 17th - Washington, DC - 930 Club *
April 19th - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry *
April 20th - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony *
April 21st - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
April 22nd - Philadelphia, PA - TLA *
April 25th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
April 27th - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird #
April 28th - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache #
April 29th - Chicago, IL - House of Blues #
April 30th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
May 2nd - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre #
May 3rd - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot #
May 5th - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory ^
May 6th - Seattle, WA - Showbox ^
May 7th - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall ^
May 9th - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ^
May 11th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^
May 12th - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up ^
May 13th - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theater ^
May 14th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^
May 16th - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf ^
May 18th - Dallas, TX - The Echo Lounge and Music Hall #
May 19th - Houston, TX - House of Blues #
May 20th - Austin, TX - Stubb’s #
May 22nd - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads #
June 2nd - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater $

~ Annie DiRusso
* Purr
# Briscoe
^ Richy Mitch and the Coal Miners
$ Jenny Lewis

Ruston Kelly on tour with Noah Kahan:
June 17th – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA
June 18th – Firefly Distillery, Charleston, SC
Aug 31st – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sept. 12th – KEMBA Live!, Columbus, OH
Sept. 13th – St. Louis Music Park – Maryland Heights, MO
Sept 15th – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 16th – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights, MI
Sept. 17th – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON