Earlier this week, NJ emo vets The Early November announced a fall tour with Have Mercy and Owel and teased something called Lilac. As we hypothesized, that is indeed the title of the band's new album, which follows 2015's Imbue and comes out September 27 via Rise Records (pre-order). "Lilac started with the idea of trying to help someone," said frontman Ace Enders. "I was losing sleep over it, and it got really heavy for me. There were times when I got lost in wishing that things would get better. But over time it became a reflection of the idea that it’s okay to be dark, it’s okay to feel like you’re at the bottom. Sometimes you dig these deep holes for yourself - you just have to realize it's up to you to get out if it."

The album's first single is "Hit By A Car (In Euphoria)," which sees The Early November swinging for the fences and writing some of the most soaring pop hooks of their career, but not at the sacrifice of the humble charm that won over so many fans 15 years ago. Listen below.

As mentioned, the band's tour hits Brooklyn's Rough Trade on October 17 (tickets), Asbury Park's House of Independents on October 18 (tickets), and more. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Perfect Sphere (Bubble)
2. My Weakness
3. Ave Maria
4. Hit By A Car (In Euphoria)
5. Comatose
6. Fame
7. You Own My Mind
8. I Dissolve
9. Make My Bed
10. Our Choice
11. The Lilac

The Early November -- 2019 Tour Dates
13 Sep MilkBoy ArtHouse College Park, MD
14 Sep Canal Club Richmond, VA
16 Sep The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
17 Sep The Basement East Nashville, TN
18 Sep Blueberry Hill Saint Louis, MO
20 Sep The Secret Group Houston, TX
21 Sep Barracuda Austin, TX
22 Sep Club Dada Dallas, TX
24 Sep The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
25 Sep Troubadour (Doug Weston’s Troubadour Tavern) Los Angeles, CA
26 Sep House of Blues Voodoo Room San Diego, CA
27 Sep Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
28 Sep Bottom Of the Hill San Francisco, CA
30 Sep El Corazon Seattle, WA
01 Oct Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
02 Oct Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
04 Oct Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
05 Oct Globe Hall Denver, CO
07 Oct The Rino Kansas City, MO
08 Oct The Garage Burnsville, MN
09 Oct Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
11 Oct Mahall’s Cleveland, OH
12 Oct Ace of Cups Columbus, OH
13 Oct Hardluck Bar Toronto, Canada
14 Oct The Shelter Detroit, MI
16 Oct Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
17 Oct Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
18 Oct House Of Independents Asbury Park, NJ
19 Oct TLA Philadelphia, PA