Tamara Lindeman has announced her fifth studio album as the Weather Station. It’s called Ignorance and it’s set for release on February 5, 2021 via Fat Possum. She’s also previewed the LP with a new single, ‘Tried to Tell You’. Check it out below, and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
In a statement, Lindeman said ‘Tried to Tell You’ is about “reaching out to someone; a specific person, or maybe every person, who is tamping down their wildest and most passionate self in service of some self (and world?) destructive order.”
Of the video, she added: “The video portrays a person who is beset by miracles and visions of beauty, which emanate from inside of and all around him, but rather than reacting with awe or joy, he reacts with annoyance, indifference, and mistrust. We are taught not to see the natural world that we still live in, preferring instead to dwell on the artificial, which is so often a poor substitute for the vibrant real. Flowers really do rise up from mud, and many of us are full of treasures and beauty, but we often discount these things or throw them away.”
Tamara Lindeman recorded Ignorance alongside drummer Kieran Adams (DIANA), bassist Ben Whiteley, percussionist Philippe Melanson (Bernice), saxophonist Brodie West (The Ex), flutist Ryan Driver (Eric Chenaux), keyboardist Johnny Spence (Tegan and Sara), and guitarist Christine Bougie (Bahamas). In addition to playing piano and guitar on the record, she also co-produced it with Marcus Paquin, who also handled the mixing.
Ignorance follows the Weather Station’s 2017 self-titled LP and includes the previously released single ‘Robber’. On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Lindeman will be performing the album with a full band – tickets are available now at NoonChorus.
Ignorance Cover Artwork:
3. Tried to Tell You
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