Big Thief have revealed plans to release a 20-track double LP in 2022, Mojo reports. The band recorded it in four different locations after a two-week quarantine in the Vermont woods in July 2020. Two of the songs featured on the LP are the unreleased ‘Spud Infinity’ and ‘Red Moon’, which the band has already played live.
“We accumulated so many songs that we loved, maybe about 50,” lead singer Adrianne Lenker told Mojo of the upcoming album. “Twenty could be whittled down to 12, but not 50.”
“I’ve noticed that a lot of this record is more uplifting and hopeful,” Lenker added. “Which is funny, given the time we’re in. And there’s more acceptance of the self and of the while paradigm we’re in. The mysteries of humanity and how it’s all unfolding. I’ll probably be writing about that until I die!”
Back in March, guitarist Buck Meek said the new Big Thief record was “pretty much done” and “certainly different.” He added that “lockdown was a well-needed respite. I needed a break, and then Big Thief ended up making new music for nearly six months, which was really nice because we’ve been touring so hard we’ve had little chance to record in the last couple of years.”