San Fermin and Wye Oak Share New Song ‘My First Life’

    San Fermin have announced a new compilation EP titled In This House, which features collaborations with Wye Oak, Nico Muhly, Sorcha Richardson, Thao Nguyen, Attacca Quartet, The Districts, and Wild Pink. It’s out December 10 on the band’s new label, Better Company, and the new single ‘My First Life’, a collaboration with Wye Oak, is out now. According to San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the song “started as a poem Jenn had written, which I then set to a melody and wrapped in some of Andy’s musical textures.” Give it a listen below.

    In a statement, Ludwig-Leone said of the project: “When the pandemic arrived, the idea of a shared space was drawn in even more absolute terms as something more valuable and fragile than many of us had imagined. To battle the growing feeling of isolation, I tried to embrace the sentiment of the times, and invited some of my favorite musicians to write with me, long distance, in an effort to bring back a feeling of community and shared experience.”

    He continued, “I’m proud to see all of these discrete songs collected in one place. Each one was an experiment, a time stamp of the moment it was written in a quickly changing landscape. And though they are purposefully distinct, there’s a throughline that emerges when they’re taken together: themes of community, home, lives left behind. There is despair and anger but also a warmth that comes from accommodating other voices alongside your own. As the opening lines of “In This House” ask: bring what you can hold / I can make a space’.”

    In This House Tracklist:

    1. In This House [feat. Nico Muhly, Attacca Quartet]
    2. Basement Days [feat. Sorcha Richardson]
    3. Dream Yourself Awake [feat. Thao Nguyen]
    4. My First Life [feat. Wye Oak]
    5. Nothingness [feat. The Districts]
    6. You Live My Dream [feat. Wild Pink]

    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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