Jenny Owen Youngs has unveiled the new track ‘dusk’ (featuring John Mark Nelson & Tancred), lifted from her upcoming ambient album from the forest floor. Listen to it below.
“Dusk is transitional, a liminal period that carries us over the threshold from light into darkness,” Youngs reflected in a statement. “This song began in collaboration with Jess Abbott, who makes alternative music by turns crunchy and delicate, under the name Tancred. We sat in our home studio lit by just candles and a low-watt Edison bulb, Jess with a guitalele and me with a baritone guitar. I love these two instruments in combination because they somehow, despite having so much in common (they’re both fretted, six-stringed instruments, both tuned with the same relative intervals between strings), together sound like two opposite ends of a spectrum, the baritone strange in its low rumbling, the guitalele nimble and light as it’s plucked. This is a song for the hour when the sun sinks below the treeline, a song for the incredible blue glow of a sky falling dark.”
from the forest floor will be released on May 5. Youngs previously shared the lead single ‘sunrise mtn’.