The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser waltzed his way back onto the scene earlier this year with the release of his debut solo album, Black Hours. It was good, but it could have been *really* good with the addition of “Room for Forgiveness,” released early last week.
The single thumps along with a lackadaisical bassline, a jaunty chorus and an emotional core. Leithauser’s distinctive vocals are on full display, reeling you in and keeping you toasty enough to get through these cold months. The song even has backing vocals that make it feel like a pub song meant to be blasted in a wood-lined dive bar in the dead of winter.
As of now, “Room for Forgiveness” is available as a tour-only 7”. Grab your copy at one of Leitherhauser’s upcoming tour dates:
December 11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
January 15: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
January 16: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
January 17: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
January 18: Madison, WI @ FRZN Fest, High Noon Saloon
January 20: Toronto, ON @ the Drake Hotel
January 21: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
January 23: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
January 24: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s