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Mutual Benefit Is Adrift In Love On ‘Lost Dreamers’

“Let’s take the long way home / Let’s throw away our phones,” sings Jordan Lee on his newest single as Mutual Benefit. “Lost Dreamers” is not a love song, but a song in love: one that revels in its warmth and enjoyably disorienting power. It’s a song that recognizes love as not simply an emotion, but an invitation into the unknown – an invitation to become a “lost dreamer” – and although Lee can see that it holds the potential for danger, he can’t help but continue to sing. Backed by orchestral strings and buoyant marimba, he’s optimistic and taking pleasure in the moment.

Listen to “Lost Dreamers” below, and check out Mutual Benefit’s forthcoming album, Skip a Sinking Stone — the follow-up to 2013’s superlative Love’s Crushing Diamond — when it drops May 20 via Mom + Pop. Lee’s fans are encouraged to share their dreams via the Lost Dreamers website: Whoever submits the winning entry will a test pressing, limited edition splatter grey-blue LP, an original tour photo and a dream journal. Eventually, a group of dreams will be chosen by Lee and visually recreated by a select group of artists, resulting in an animated Mutual Benefit dream journal.

Mutual Benefit tour dates:
April 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
April 26 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
April 28 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
April 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephemere
May 27 — Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
May 28 — Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
May 30 — Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
May 31 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 1 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
June 5 — Seattle, WA @ Barboza
June 6 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
June 8 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
June 11 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 14 — Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
June 15 — Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
June 17 — St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
June 18 — Columbus, OH @ The Basement
June 20 — Washington, DC @ DC9
June 21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
June 22 — New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 23 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
June 24 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott