For the most part, Jai Wolf took 2018 off. Apart from releasing “Lost” with Chelsea Jade and its accompanying remixes, Jai didn’t tour for all of 2018 and didn’t release any other music. For EDM artists, for whom releasing music consistently is arguably more important than in other genres in order to stay in a DJ’s song rotation, the move could only mean one thing: something bigger was on the horizon.


Sure enough, today Jai Wolf announced his debut album, The Cure To Loneliness. From the pre-order, we know that the album will be 12 tracks and will be released on April 5. Along with the album announce, the first two singles from the album were also released today, “Lose My Mind” featuring Mr Gabriel, and “Telepathy.”

Considering “Indian Summer” is Jai Wolf’s biggest song ever, most fans will naturally gravitate toward “Telepathy” first. It has those recognizable guitar plucks and dreamy synths with chopped vocals that Jai Wolf fans know and love. It’s sure to be a high point on his upcoming tour – we’ll get to that in a second. But before that, we have to address the other new song “Lose My Mind.”

This is the one that a lot of Jai Wolf fans could end up scratching their head at. Right off the bat, it’s clear to hear that this isn’t like any other Jai Wolf track we’ve known thus far. The drums and guitar immediately give the impression of a pop alt track, and as soon as the vocal croons comes in, there’s no doubting it. This is a new style for Jai Wolf, coming off like a combination of Capital Cities and M83. It’s not immediately apparent if this is a one-off on the album or a sign of things to come, but our interest is definitely piqued.

“In my heart, this album is me,” professes Jai Wolf. “From the sounds to the lyrics, it’s everything that I’ve always wanted to do.

“I like writing songs that have a duality, a complexity of feeling that takes you to a melancholy, reflective space. My music is for people who are desperately dreaming beyond where they are at right now—it can be the future, it can be the past. I want you to feel nostalgic. I want you to reflect on your life. I also want you to be inspired about where your life could go.”

“Lose My Mind” also comes with a new music video, which you can watch here. Pre-order The Cure To Loneliness here.

The album announcement and new music also comes with a tour announcement. Jai Wolf will be kicking off the tour in April at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC five days after the album drops, and it’ll end at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available to the public on January 18 at jaiwolf.co/TCTLtour.

TOUR DATES:
4/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
4/12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
4/17 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
4/18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
4/19 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
4/20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
4/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
4/23 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
4/24 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
4/25 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
4/26 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
4/27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft at Skyway Theatre
5/1 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
5/2 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
5/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5/5 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
5/6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
5/8 – Vancouver, BC – VENUE
5/9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
5/10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
5/11 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
5/14 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
5/15 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
5/16 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
5/17 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
6/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall