Nandi Rose Plunkett, aka Half Waif, put out the beguiling and captivating EP form/a last year, which caught her plenty of attention and love, allowing her to move into making Half Waif her full-time project. She's put this new focus and ability into Half Waif, and has put together a new album called Lavender, which will come out through Cascine in April.

'Keep It Out' is the first single to be taken from Lavender, and shows Half Waif's continued expansion in sound, while maintaining the kind of malleable voice that can be both fluttering and forceful, driving home the emotion in her songs. On 'Keep It Out' she instantly conjures the personal and intimate with her mere delivery of the opening lines, telling the listener to settle in and become enshrouded in her emotional and musical tendrils that reach out for human connection. Plunkett tells us that 'Keep It Out' is "about the evolution of the self in a relationship: the maintenance of autonomy in the midst of a process of coupling, ageing, and decay."

'Keep It Out' also comes with a video that further enhances these themes. Celina Carney directed the video, which Plunkett says picks up on her lyricism by "showing two states of being that we experience in relationships: together and alone."

Watch and listen to 'Keep It Out' below and look beneath for more info on the album and Half Waif's newly announced tour dates.

Lavender comes out on April 27th through Cascine, and can be pre-ordered here.

Plunkett has said of the album "Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha - a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she'd lived in, alone, for fifty years.

"When I wrote and recorded Lavender, my grandmother was alive, and though she wasn't ill at the time of her sudden death in September, it was obvious her life - after 95 years - was drawing to a close. As a result, themes of aging and collapse are all over this album. It is an elegy to time, the pilgrimages we take, and the ultimate slow plod towards our end. It is an examination of the way we fracture, inside ourselves and inside our relationships - the fissures that creep along the structures we build, the tendency towards disintegration."

Half Waif will be heading to the EU supporting the likes of Iron & Wine and Mitski at the following dates:

Feb 6 - Vienna, Austria @ Wuk ^
Feb 8 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Hypernia ^
Feb 10 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof ^
Feb 11 - Paris, France @ Café de la Danse ^
Feb 13 - Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall ^
Feb 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Helix ^
Feb 15 - Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall ^
Feb 16 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo ^
Mar 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
Mar 17 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
Mar 18 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
Mar 19 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar /20 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
Mar 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee *
Mar 22 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Salon *
^ w/ Iron & Wine
* w/ Mitski