ADRIANNE LENKER – ” Songs ” and ” Instrumentals “

Posted: September 2, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Adrianne Lenker

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has announced two new albums: songs and instrumentals are both out on October 23rd via 4AD Records. Listen to the new single “Anything” (from songs) below.

Find physical editions of songs and instrumentals at Rough Trade. The albums were recorded in April after Big Thief’s tour was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. She recorded them entirely analogue in a cabin with engineer Philip Weinrobe. “I grew really connected to the space itself,” Lenker said in a statement. “The one room cabin felt like the inside of an acoustic guitar—it was such a joy to hear the notes reverberate in the space.” She continued:

I had a handful of songs that I was planning on recording, but by the time Phil arrived I was on a whole new level of heartsick and the songs were flying through my ears. I was basically lying in the dirt half the time. We went with the flow. A lot of the focus was on getting nourishment from our meals. We cooked directly on the woodstove, and we went on walks to the creek every day to bathe. I’m grateful that this music has come into existence. These songs have helped me heal. I hope that at least in some small way this music can be a friend to you.

from

Adrianne Lenker,
I’m writing to you from the windy California desert. today i am releasing a body of music that is very dear to me. I feel grateful and fortunate to have had the support of family and friends to make this possible. there is a complete list of credits and the story about making the records if you swipe to the right, which is a copy of what is contained within the folds of the vinyl cover.
amidst globally trying times, this music is merely a tiny drop of an offering. it is a small moment along my own reflective journey, the road of which is ever-widening. there is so much to learn, and I hope to continue to grow in my own compassion and empathy, education and comprehension of humanness and everything beyond. most of the songs are questions more than they are answers. I want to contribute to a more loving and peaceful world in any way I can for as long as I’m alive, I am dedicated to the endless excavation, and I hope my tools for doing so become ever more refined. for now, this is what {‘ve got. some songs and instrumentals. I want to give special thanks to my grandmother for her beautiful artwork, which she always has so dedicatedly tended to. and to Phil Weinrobe for capturing this music and helping me to set it free.
sending love from my speck of dust to yours, as we hurl through space inside of this tiny sphere called earth headed who knows where with each other.
yours,
annie.

Adrianne Lenker’s albums “Songs” and “instrumentals” are out October 23rd, 2020 on 4AD Records.

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