Amanda Bergman Announces New Album, Releases New Songs

    Amanda Bergman has announced a new album titled Your Hand Forever Checking On My Fever. The follow-up to her 2016 debut Docks is set to arrive on June 7 via CowCow/Redeye. The album was mixed and produced by Bergman’s partner, Petter Winnberg, and recorded between Atlantis Metronome in Stockholm and their own farm studio in rural Sweden. It’s led by the singles ‘Wild Geese, Wild Love’ and ‘Day 2000 Awake’, which you can hear below.

    Speaking about ‘Wild Geese, Wild Love’, Bergman said in a a statement:

    Written during spring 2022. In the midst of my dad’s last months this song took form as a bittersweet thank you and some kind of celebration of the wildness of unconditional love between a father and a daughter. That I felt he’d given me. Like something very ethereal and universal, like birds in the air.

    Gradually, lyrically it turned into a song about trying to voice the days or moments before someone really sick passes. They’re there but they’re somehow moving back and forth between reality and something else. Almost always in these circumstances people report on these almost magical situations appearing. Like sudden moments of clarity, deep love, gratitude, humour, forgiveness. Being close to someone who is approaching the end of this life peels off a few layers for sure.

    I know he wanted me to see beyond the plain. And to expand my vision always. Which I don’t always do. But I know he could always code my language.

    Of ‘Day 2000 Awake’, she added:

    This one is about relationships, becoming a parent and somehow somersaulting through mental maturity. Trying to grow up, letting go of yourself and life as it was prior and doing so under quite strained conditions; when there’s absolutely no time for reflection and your headspace and physical presence is totally consumed by babies.

    Literally having no proper sleep for thousands of days really leaves you equally a better and a worse version of yourself. Being a woman and experiencing becoming a parent is probably the biggest life change you’ll have. I feel it taught me a lot.

    Your Hand Forever Checking on My Fever Cover Artwork:

    Your Hand Forever Checking on My Fever Tracklist:

    1. Wild Geese, Wild Love
    2. I Love Him Til I Love Him Right
    3. Day 2000 Awake
    4. Poor Symmetry
    5. My Hands In The Water
    6. Offset Island
    7. The World Is Tired Of You
    8. Sign Of A Past Life
    9. Thought I Didn’t Wake You Up

    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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