“I started writing ‘Horse Racing’ in an Airbnb in Brooklyn that week in March 2020 when everything got really real,” Nandi Rose explained in a statement. “Alone in an unfamiliar apartment, as an unseen force took over our lives, I was struck by how much of a wake-up call it all was. How we were being shaken by our shoulders and told to face something really ugly and monstrous about our ways of being. It felt like we were race horses who had only just realized we were on a track, going around again and again. There’s no end in a circle. And maybe now that we recognized this, we could break out of it, bust right out of the ring – which is what the end section feels like sonically to me. A shot at freedom.”
In addition to the new track, Half Waif has also announced a livestream show set to take place July 21 via Noonchorus. Mythopoetics, out July 9, includes the previously released singles ‘Swimmer’, ‘Take Away the Ache’, ‘Orange Blossoms’, ‘Party’s Over’, and ‘Sodium & Cigarettes’.