Colin Stetson Announces New Album ‘The love it took to leave you’, Unveils Single

    Colin Stetson has announced a new album, The love it took to leave you, which will be out September 13 on Envision Records. It marks the saxophonist and composer’s first solo recording since 2017. Listen to the record’s title track below.

    “The first and titular song on my latest record, performed on solo alto saxophone, ‘The love it took to leave you’ is a love letter to self and to solitude and to tall old trees that sway and creak in the wind and rain,” Stetson explained in a statement.

    The love it took to leave you was recorded over a week in early 2023 at Montreal’s The Darling Foundry, a 144-year-old former metalworks facility. Stetson commented,  “We were using the same live setup as I normally would to amplify—a full PA in the building’s spaces—so we were really able to move the kind of air that I can move—really saturating the room, hitting the walls hard. And then we further fleshed it out.”

    “The essence of it is me,” he added. “It’s the most personal thing that I do — and can do. There’s an evolution of my body and technical capabilities that keeps on, so every time I make another record, there are things that I could only have played now.”

    The love it took to leave you Cover Artwork:

    The love it took to leave you Tracklist:

    1. The Love It Took To Leave You
    2. The Six
    3. The Augur
    4. Hollowing
    5. To Think We Knew From Fear
    6. Malediction
    7. Green And Grey And Fading Light
    8. Strike Your Forge And Grin
    9. Ember
    10. So Say The Soaring Bullbats
    11. Bloodrest

    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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