A CRITICALLY acclaimed American songwriter will bring her latest album to Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on tour in late May.

Lera Lynn, who has been praised extensively in Rolling Stone, will release her third album 'Resistor' on May 6, and will grace the South Lakes on May 27.

Her latest album comes on the back of a creative spell which saw her perform on The Late Show with David Letterman and contributing music and an acting turn to HBO's True Detective.

Speaking of her new album, Lera said: "Resistor has this otherworldly quality to it, this darkness, this sense of atmosphere and space

"We used a lot of baritone guitar, which at once roots and spears through everything, with the vocals floating above and around.

"There's a slow-burning intensity that at times sounds a little spooky. It's creepy and lovely."

'Resistor' will be the first release on Lynn's own label Resistor Music in conjunction with SFE through Caroline Distribution both in the US and Europe.

The record embraces the darker and more provocative side to Lynn's songwriting across ten songs.

Previous albums have focused on a more folky feel, with acoustic instruments and pedal steel guitars. However this time around the focus was on producing a textured and more complex album.

Lynn and her co-producer Joshua Grange play nearly every instrument on the album, which was tracked during a series of spontaneous, experimental recording sessions in Nashville.

USA magazine Rolling Stone premiered the album’s first single 'Shape Shifter', and said: "it's evocative of everything from Nineties girl-band alt-rock like Veruca Salt and the Breeders to modern artists like St. Vincent and Fiona Apple, who approach composition with a sense of fearless play while never forgetting a good pop melody's undeniable pull."

The release of 'Resistor' follows her 2014 USA release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, 'The Avenues'.

In January 2016, Lynn played sold out shows in London and Russia, as well as packed sets in Leeds and at the Celtic Connections festival.

Lynn will spend close to a month playing the shows in support of her debut album release on this side of the Atlantic. She will also play four shows in support of Ben Folds.