Bruce Hornsby has announced a new collaborative studio album, Absolute Zero, which will be released on April 12 and sees the keyboardist and singer-songwriter teaming up with a number of special guests, including yMusic, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Jack DeJohnette, The Staves, Blake Mills, Sean Carey and more, plus Hornsby’s longtime group The Noisemakers.

Hornsby has also shared the record’s lead single, “Voyager One,” which features contributions from Brooklyn-based chamber ensemble yMusic and can be heard below. Absolute Zero as a whole takes inspiration from Hornsby’s work as a film composer—specifically for director Spike Lee—and the musician’s interest in different musical cues that go along with film scores. The lyrics also draw from Hornsby’s interest in the literary work of authors like Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace.

See the full tracklist below, featuring album closer “Take You There (Misty),” which was co-written with longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Also check out Hornsby’s upcoming tour schedule with The Noisemakers, and pre-order Absolute Zero here.




Absolute Zero Tracklist:

1. Absolute Zero (featuring Jack DeJohnette)
2. Fractals
3. Cast Off (featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey)
4. Meds (featuring Justin Vernon, Blake Mills and Rob Moose)
5. Never In This House (featuring yMusic and The Staves)
6. Voyager One (featuring yMusic)
7. Echolocation
8. The Blinding Light Of Dreams (featuring yMusic)
9. White Noise
10. Take You There (Misty) (featuring yMusic)


Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Tour Dates

April 25—Wilbur Theatre—Boston, MA
April 26—Ridgefield Playhouse—Ridgefield, CT
April 27—Ulster Performing Arts Center—Kingston, NY
April 29—National Sawdust—Brooklyn, NY
April 30—National Sawdust—Brooklyn, NY
May 3—Beachlife Festival—Redondo Beach, CA
May 6—Troubadour—Los Angeles, CA
June 18—Charleston Music Hall—Charleston, SC *
June 19—Knight Theater—Charlotte, NC *
June 21—Atlanta Symphony Hall—Atlanta, GA (w/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
June 23—Lime Kiln Theatre—Lexington, VA *
June 25—Bijou Theatre—Knoxville, TN *
June 26—Salvage Station—Asheville, NC *
June 28—The Majestic Theatre—Gettysburg, PA *
June 29—Smith Opera House—Geneva, NY *
June 30—Tupelo Music Hall—Derry, NH *
* w/ Sam Amidon