Land of Talk Announces New Album ‘Performances’, Unveil New Single ‘Your Beautiful Self’

    Land of Talk, the Montreal-based project led by Lizzie Powell, have announced their new album, Performances. It’s out on October 13 via Saddle Creek, and the new single ‘Your Beautiful Self’ is out today. Check it out and find the album cover and tracklist below.

    “This was one of the earliest songs I wrote for the record and it came out of the session I did at my friend’s house I rented in Sutton, Quebec,” Powell explained of ‘Your Beautiful Self’ in a statement. “There’s a little bit of Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘Under the Killing Moon’ in here. We kept reworking the song in different studios and different contexts but it really clicked when I swapped out guitar for piano. Taking things out and allowing myself to be spare made it work. I wanted to be anti-virtuosic here. Also, my voice goes up the octave on this song in a really fun way. It was a weird and fun personal challenge to get my voice to start out that low.”

    “I realized right away that I was not feeling electric guitar for this album,” Powell reflected. “At first, I felt like something was wrong with me: Land of Talk is about guitars and me rocking out. But is that all I am? Can I get away with doing a Land of Talk record without a ton of electric guitar?” They added, “I would write demos and think, ‘Oh, that doesn’t really kind of sound like Land of Talk.’ But then I realized that I’m Land of Talk.”

    “This is me reclaiming Land of Talk as it always has been,” Powell said. “Every record we’ve made has just been one step closer to me figuring out how I want to make a record myself. I might not ever make an album like this again, but I just felt like I owed it to myself to try.”

    Performances Cover Artwork:

    Performances Tracklist:

    1. Intro (high bright high)
    2. Your Beautiful Self
    3. Fluorescent Blood
    4. Marry It
    5. Rainbow Protection
    6. Clarinet dance jam
    7. Sitcom
    8. Semi-Precious
    9. August 13
    10. Pwintiques

    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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