Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker Announces Two Albums, Unveils New Song

    Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has announced two new albums: songs and instrumentals, both set for release on October 23 via 4AD. In addition to the album announcement, Lenker has also unveiled the the first single off songs, ‘anything’. Listen to it below, and scroll down for the albums’ cover artwork and tracklist.

    Both albums were recorded in April after Big Thief’s tour was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were recorded entirely in cabin-turned-studio in Massachusetts alongside 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.”

    “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,” Lenker continued. “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.”

    The new albums mark Lenker’s third and fourth solo LPs, following 2018’s Abysskiss.

    songs Cover Artwork:

    songs Tracklist: 

    1. two reverse
    2. ingydar
    3. anything
    4. forwards beckon rebound
    5. heavy focus
    6. half return
    7. come
    8. zombie girl
    9. not a lot, just forever
    10. dragon eyes
    11. my angel

    instrumentals Cover Artwork:

    instrumentals Tracklist:

    1. music for indigo
    2. mostly chimes

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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