Cassandra Jenkins Unveils New Song ‘Delphinium Blue’

    Cassandra Jenkins has released ‘Delphinium Blue’, the second preview of her forthcoming LP My Light, My Destroyer. Following lead single ‘Only One’, it comes with a music video directed by Jenkins herself. Check it out below, and scroll down for the singer-songwriter’s upcoming tour dates.

    Speaking about the new song, Jenkins said: “Sometimes when I don’t know where to turn, I look for something reliably beautiful. Applying for a job at my local flower shop felt like survival instinct kicking in, and that job got me through one of the bluest periods in my life– being surrounded by flowers didn’t just make the weight easier to bear– it helped me understand it and myself better. I began to dream in technicolor; flowers became the language of my subconscious. At times I felt like I was surrounded by a Greek Chorus while I went about my menial tasks– they took on an all knowing quality, like they held the keys if I was willing to listen, like they were porters of my grief, and delicate portals to awareness.”

    “The lyrics of ‘Delphinium Blue’ had a solitary residence in the back of my mind for years, and the recording process was very collaborative,” Jenkins continued. “The song felt like a crustacean crawling around the ocean floor, trying on different shells, until it finally found a home when I called Isaac (Eiger, of Strange Ranger). We got together at his home studio & worked together to shape its form, before I sent it to Andrew Lappin and he agreed to sneak it onto the album as the paint was starting to dry. It felt like just the right outlier, so we worked in Andrew’s LA studio to bring it into the world of the album with players like Spencer Zahn on fretless bass, Kosta Galanopolos for some of the more bombastic percussion, and Michael Coleman on synths. It’s my melancholy bi-coastal bop.”

    My Light, My Destroyer arrives on July 12. Revisit our Artist Spotlight interview with Cassandra Jenkins.

    Cassandra Jenkins 2024 Tour Dates:

    Jun 6 – Toronto, ON – Luminato Festival
    Jul 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Records (sold out)
    Sep 19 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
    Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
    Sep 22 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
    Sep 27 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal
    Oct 9 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
    Oct 11 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
    Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
    Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
    Oct 30 – Brooklyn , NY – MHOW
    Nov 9 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Main Hall
    Nov 11 Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega
    Nov 12 – Hamburg, DE – Nachtasyl
    Nov 13 – Berlin, DE – Silent Green
    Nov 15 – Paris, FR – Le Hasard Ludique
    Nov 16 – Brussels, BE Grand Salon
    Nov 18 – Manchester, UK – YES Pink Room
    Nov 20 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
    Nov 21 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Community Room
    Nov 22 – Glasgow, UK Stereo
    Nov 24 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
    Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – Komedia Main
    Nov 26 – London, UK – Earth Theatre

    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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