Dirty Projectors' Maia Friedman Shares Debut Solo Single "Where the Rocks Are"

The artist will bring a batch of new material to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in 2022
Dirty Projectors' Maia Friedman Shares Debut Solo Single 'Where the Rocks Are'
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Maia Friedman of Dirty Projectors and Coco fame has announced plans for her debut solo album — due sometime in 2022 through Last Gang Records. Ahead of its release, the artist is sharing her first-ever solo single "Where the Rocks Are," which arrives alongside its own video.

As Friedman explained in a release, the inspiration for "Where the Rocks Are" came in the weeks following her first watch of Close Encounters of the Third Kind:

The imagery of the characters climbing the rock formation toward a great, unknown force really resonated with me. It felt symbolic of the search for peace, comfort, love and contentment, and of the obstacles one encounters along the way. The lines "Where the rocks are / going to it / Pour me over / show me how to begin" speak of surrender, of giving oneself over to the invisible forces at work around us. A voice says, "let this flow through me in the way that best benefits myself and the people around me, who I love," and I do my best to listen.

News of Friedman's solo venture lands alongside details of her forthcoming tour dates in support of the Staves. The trek will bring her to Montreal and Toronto in February, with a stop in Vancouver in March.

Watch the V Haddad-directed video for "Where the Rocks Are" below, where you'll also find Friedman's upcoming 2022 tour dates.

Maia Friedman 2022 Tour Dates:

02/09 Dallas, TX - Trees
02/10 Austin, TX - Emo's
02/12 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
02/14 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
02/15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
02/16 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge - Cannery Ballroom
02/18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02/19 Boston, MA - Royale
02/22 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
02/23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
02/25 Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount
02/26 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/27 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03/01 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
03/02 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03/04 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
03/05 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
03/08 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
03/09 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
03/10 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
03/12 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03/14 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
03/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre - Ace Hotel