Lina Tullgren releases debut album ‘Won’ + shares ‘Face Off’ video

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Lina Tullgren

Photo credit: Ty Ueda

Lina Tullgren’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Won’ is out now via Captured Tracks. The album has received acclaim spanning FADER, Atwood Magazine, Boston Globe and Tiny Mix Tapes, with much more to come as she takes over stages across the East Coast. In celebration of the record coming out, Lina has shared the intimate video for album track Face Off. Bandmate and video director Ty Ueda shares, “The video is based on meditations and sentiments on the topic of home.” Check out the video clip via YouTube below. 

‘Won’ is the product of what happens when you push past the fear of what it means to think out loud. ‘Won’ envelopes listeners with the idea of “home” and “homecoming” – – whether that means a relationship, a physical space, a mentality, or emotion is up to the listener. With 2016’s ‘Wishlist’ EP, Lina proved an ability to craft simple, introspective and succinct songs, each one a pulsing glow leaving you both hollow and whole, alone but never lonely. It is on Lina’s debut album ‘Won’ that we reap the full rewards of a newfound confidence in expression and rejection of internal hesitation. It is clear throughout that Lina’s awareness of her internal shift is folded into every corner of these songs.

Hailing from Southern Maine, the 23 year old found herself a voice with the electric guitar, uniquely flavored and shaped from many years of fiddle lessons and classical technique. Now backed by a full band, each track manages to remain piercingly intimate, sometimes brief, and always honest, while gaining a wholly new sense of gestation both sonically and lyrically. At a certain point, growth is not just a process of replacing old selves with new, but often simply an act of expansion. ‘Won,’ in many ways, continues to dig through Lina’s preoccupation with the search for home.

Tour dates

9/26: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
(ALBUM RELEASE SHOW w. Tredici Bacci, Mega Bog, Sitcom)
9/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos
(ALBUM RELEASE SHOW w. Luxardo, Dougie Poole, Sitcom)
9/29: Portland, ME @ The Space (Waking Windows Festival)
10/9:  Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10/11: Toronto, ON @ The Baby G (w. Father Christmas)
10/13: Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear
10/14:  Bloomington, IN @ TBD
10/16: Richmond, VA @ CSC
10/17: Washington, DC @ The Paperhaus
10/18: Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
10/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits (w. Tall Friend)
10/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
10/21: Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College
10/22: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/24: Portland, ME @ The Apohadion (w. Health & Beauty)
10/25: Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
10/26: Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club