Despite the many setbacks bands have experienced courtesy of the pandemic, Oh He Dead lead singer Cynthia “C.J.” Johnson remains an optimist, especially when it comes to their twice-delayed tour as openers for the Dip. “I’m not going to keep my fingers crossed for the tour because if I do that, I feel like I’m jinxing it,” says Johnson. “I’m just going to automatically say it’s going to happen.” Should Johnson finally will this tour to life, Oh He Dead will kick off their musical expedition in Hartford, Connecticut, with stops in Boston, New York, Atlanta, and a hometown performance at Black Cat on March 27. The tour will give Oh He Dead a chance to showcase new material from their forthcoming albums, Pretty and Ugly (their single, “Is It My Love?,” was released Feb. 14). Sung over music written by guitarist Alex Salser, Johnson’s lyrics delve into a personal relationship to create a universally understood song. “I wrote it in a way where you wouldn’t know what it’s about,” says Johnson. “So anyone who sings it and loves it can think about what they love at the time.” March 27 at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $20.
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