Genre-bending artist Duckwrth has released an eight-song project titled SG8*. It’s the follow-up to his 2020 album, SuperGood. The EP features appearances from Jordan Ward (“Like Up Time”), Destin Conrad (“Clueless”) and Phabo (“4K”).
On SG8*, which includes production from Loshendrix and WaveIQ, Duckwrth explores the bittersweet feelings associated with post-pandemic life. While he touches on the joys of the somewhat return to normalcy, he also opens up about some of the anxieties that have stemmed from living through a pandemic.
“Now that things are opening up and we’re living in this post-pandemic state of mind…no one is touching on the new anxieties. The truth of the matter is we shake the dice every time we’re around people,” Duckwrth said in a press release. “And now I’m contemplating whether I’ve always struggled with anxiety or if the atmosphere change has bred a new thing in me.”
He added, “Deep down I still just want to have a good time without fear because we clearly don’t know when this will end. SG8* represents pressing play and hearing something that’ll make you feel good.”
Duckwrth will join pop sensation Billie Eilish on her Happier Than Ever, The World Tour on March 8, 2022, in Birmingham, Alabama. He will play in select cities across North America until April 8, 2022.
Happier Than Ever, The World Tour@OfficialWillow, @DUCKWRTH, @JessieReyez, @jungle4eva, @arloparks, and @_girlinred_ are joining Billie on tour in 2022. Tickets for the sixth and final London show on Jun 26 go on sale tomorrow at 9am BST.https://t.co/xdAwqecmmn pic.twitter.com/5zxYAKFYN6
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 12, 2021
Fans don’t have to wait until next year to see Duckwrth live in concert. He has headlining tour dates set for this month in the U.S. See below for the itinerary.
Duckwrth 2021 Headlining Tour Dates
Sep. 7 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Sep. 8 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Sep. 9 — Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
Sep. 11 — Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Festival
Sep. 12 — Atlanta, GA @ Heaven at The Masquerade
Sep. 14 — Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Sep. 16 — Minneapolis, MN @ Paisley Park
Sep. 17 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sep. 18 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sep. 19 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sep. 24 — Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
Stream SG8* by Duckwrth below.