The new solo album Hear Me Out from The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn is out today! The album is sonically a lush, romantic strings-and-soul record while lyrically exploring what it is to be both a man and a father. Murray A. Lightburn has an intimate tour planned for the US, Canada, UK and the EU with a stop in Austin for SXSW in March. Order *SIGNED* copies of Hear Me Out over at our webstore for a limited time, listen on your favorite music platform, and watch the video for the title track below.

“Lightburn evokes… Scott Walker produced by the early-Seventies Curtis Mayfield… with the vulnerable, urgent songwriting and deep-flair soul of his second solo album, Hear Me Out.”
David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“It’s an album that may surprise Dears fans, as it looks to the lush, romantic crooners of the past – perhaps Nat King Cole, almost certainly Hal David & Burt Bacharach, and definitely the ballad side of Motown.”


“Hear Me Out, drapes Lightburn’s already silky style over ’50s and ’60s soul snippets. The collision of vintage R&B sounds and modern production on Hear Me Out will definitely leave you moanin’ for more.”


“The Dears’ Murray Lightburn has re-emerged under his own name with his second solo release, the heart-on-sleeve meets classic songwriter record Hear Me Out. It is a deeply compelling listen, crafted of live takes that traverse genres, its arrangements creating warm, full-bodied recordings.”



SAT 23 FEB – New York, NY @ The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

THU 28 FEB – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock (Early Show)

THU 28 FEB – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock (Late Show)

FRI 01 MAR – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

THU 07 MAR – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

FRI 08 MAR – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe

SAT 09 MAR – Mexico City, MX @ Departamento

MON 11 MAR – Austin, TX @ SXSW (AV Club Showcase)

FRI 15 MAR – Austin, TX @ SXSW (Dangerbird Showcase)

WED 27 MAR – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Social Club

THU 28 MAR – London, ON @ The Rosewood Room

FRI 29 MAR – Burnstown, Canada @ Neat Coffee Shop

MON 01 APR – Boston MA @ The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

TUE 02 APR – Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle

WED 24 APR – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church

THU 25 APR – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall Foyer

FRI 26 APR – Halifax, UK @ The Lantern

SAT 27 APR – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank

SUN 28 APR – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms

MON 30 APR – Newton Abbot, UK @ Kingkerswell Church

WED 01 MAY – Leicester, UK @ Soundhouse

SUN 05 MAY – Rome, IT @ Casa Argileto

TUE 07 MAY – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVrendenburg

THU 09 MAY – Hesselt, BE @ Hasselt Cafe Cafe