Adrienne Lenker Releases Demo Collection Benefitting Palestinian Children

    Adrianne Lenker has released a new collection of demos, i won’t let go of your hand. The six-song release is available to buy via Bandcamp, with proceeds going to Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund.

    On Instagram, Lenker – whose new album  Bright Future arrives next week shared a statement about Israel’s ongoing assault on Palestine, attached to an image that reads “CEASEFIRE NOW.” “Everything I think to say feels like it is less than a micro-fraction of the power that is needed to convey the message,” she wrote. “I can’t express how sad and angry I am about this ongoing violence towards Palestinians. The killing must stop. The need for a ceasefire is beyond urgent. Permanent Ceasefire Now!”

    She continued, “Today I’m releasing a new collection of songs I cherish, which were recorded in the moments they were written. You can purchase this record on Bandcamp, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.”

    In 2022, Big Thief were the subject of controversy after scheduling two shows in Israel, where their bassist Max Oleartchik was born and currently lives. The band defended their decision in a statement, but eventually canceled the performances. Lenker addressed the controversy in a New York Times interview published today, saying they came to the decision to cancel the concerts by reaching out to “people who are smarter than us.” It was a reminder for her, she said, that, “All right, I have to work on myself, always.”


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    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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