FLOCK OF DIMES – ” One More Hour “

Posted: March 30, 2021 in MUSIC
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So happy to share one more song with you in advance of this Friday’s release—this one is called “One More Hour“. 

This song is about getting lost in a fantasy– of another life, of someone else, or of a different version of yourself. 

And it’s about the ways in which a combination of nostalgia and longing can make imagining the past or dreaming about the future so much more appealing than whatever present reality we happen to be inhabiting. It’s in our nature to make myths and tell stories about the events of our lives, and in doing so create a deeper meaning out of the most seemingly mundane events. 

But so often this interior projection can act as a distraction from presence—standing in the way of our ability to be awake to the fullness of our experience as it unfolds, making it difficult to see and appreciate the entire world of experience and sensation that’s right in front of our eyes. I’m paying attention now.

Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner) is sharing the official video for “One More Hour,” co-directed by Urzulka and Jenni Kaye.
 
“One More Hour’‘ is the final prerelease offering and highlight from Wasner’s second solo LP, “Head of Roses”, out this Friday, April 2nd worldwide on Sub Pop. It’s an album that showcases her ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, combined with the self-assuredness that comes with a decade-plus career as a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and prolific collaborator.
 
Shot in Austin, TX, the “One More Hour” video is an ode to internal conflict when re-evaluating a relationship. Says Wasner, “This song is about getting lost in a fantasy– of another life, of someone else, or of a different version of yourself. And it’s about the ways in which a combination of nostalgia and longing can make imagining the past or dreaming about the future so much more appealing than whatever present reality we happen to be inhabiting.   
 
“It’s in our nature to make myths and tell stories about the events of our lives, and in doing so create a deeper meaning out of the most seemingly mundane events. But so often this interior projection can act as a distraction from presence—standing in the way of our ability to be awake to the fullness of our experience as it unfolds, making it difficult to see and appreciate the entire world of experience and sensation that’s right in front of our eyes. I’m paying attention now.”

In my experience this is a lesson we have to keep learning over and over again–can I forgive myself for falling back into it? But there’s so much beauty to uncover in the process, and in meeting ourselves with compassion and grace, even—and especially!—when we lose sight of where we are.

It was a pleasure to work with Urzulka and Virgo House on this video, shot at Pace Bend park in Spicewood, TX. I’m so grateful to them and actor Lauren Nelson for the beautiful world they’ve created for this song, and for making me feel comfortable and at ease while perched precariously on these gorgeous limestone cliffs.

Thanks, as always, for listening, and I’m so excited for everyone to hear the album in its entirety in just a few more days. The album was produced by Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and Wasner at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC, engineered by Bella Blasko with additional engineering by Sanborn, mixed by Ari Picker and Blasko, and mastered by Huntley Miller. The album features appearances from guitarist Meg Duffy, Bon Iver’s Matt McCaughan, Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, and Landlady’s Adam Schatz. Head of Roses follows the release of Like So Much Desire, her acclaimed digital EP released June 2020 on Sub Pop.

Release Date: April 30th, 2021

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