Margo Cilker Announces New Album ‘Valley of Heart’s Delight’, Shares New Song

    Washington singer-songwriter Margo Cilker has announced her sophomore album, Valley of Heart’s Delight. The follow-up to 2021’s Pohorylle is set to arrive on September 15 via Fluff & Gravy Records. Check out its lead single and opening track, ‘Lowland Trail’, below.

    Speaking about the new album, Cilker said in a press release:

    I wrote these songs surrounded by the wild landscapes of the Northwest, but I was leaning toward the place I’d come from. I felt cut off from my family and the valley that held them. I spent hours thinking about my sense of belonging. I’d traveled through many places and then, when the travel stopped, I ruminated on where I had ended up. Where were you when the music stopped? I was in Enterprise, OR. And there in Enterprise, my mind drifted back to the Valley of Heart’s Delight.

    I wrote about family — about death and rebirth, and the arcs of love and art through a family line. There are songs that hint at missteps and redemption. There are songs about trees: in orchard rows, family trees, redwoods. And water: agricultural runoff, wild rivers, dammed rivers, baptismal flows. And there’s a [cover] song about a fish, cause it’s a damn good song and I wanted to record it.

    Valley of Heart’s Delight Cover Artwork:

    Valley of Heart’s Delight Tracklist:

    1. Lowland Trail
    2. Keep It On A Burner
    3. I Remember Carolina
    4. Beggar For Your Love
    5. Mother Told Her Mother Told Me
    6. With The Middle
    7. Santa Rosa
    8. Crazy Or Died
    9. Steelhead Trout
    10. Sound & Fury
    11. All Tied Together

    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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