knitting Unveil New Song ‘Sleeper’

    Montreal’s knitting have previewed their upcoming debut album Some Kind of Heaven with a new single, ‘Sleeper’. It follows lead offering ‘Spirit Gum‘. Check it out below.

    The album was written over a period of several years when knitting’s leader Mischa Dempsey was coming into their non-binary identity. Speaking about the new track, Dempsey explained:

    While it might be statistically kind of unlikely, my sister is also trans and came out to me and my parents a few years ago while I was visiting home for my birthday. It honestly kind of blew my mind – watching her ask herself questions I remember asking myself – and I feel like it really brought us closer. While I know our experiences as a trans woman and a trans/non-binary person are very different, it made me reflect upon the ways I’ve related to, supported, and been supported by trans people of various experiences and identities, at many points in my life.

    Perhaps fittingly, between writing and recording this song, I upped my dose of T and my voice dropped so much I was barely able to sing it when we went into the studio. I reached out online for advice from other musicians on HRT, and eventually I linked up with a vocal coach who specializes in trans clients. In the end, it took me and Sarah multiple full-day recording sessions, several vocal lessons, and some elbow grease and studio magic to finish this song.

    Some Kind of Heaven was produced by Preoccupations’ Scott Munro. The LP is out September 6 on Mint Records.

    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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