Also known for her evocative songwriting and performances with indie folk-rock band Big Thief, Adrianne Lenker’s solo material is spare, brittle, and often deeply personal. With touring cut short in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lenker arrived in New York, then learned of a cabin for rent near some friends in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. Taken with the sound of the acoustics in the empty cabin, she invited engineer Philip Weinrobe to join her in the remote locale to record an acoustic album. Written mostly on-site, the resulting, double-length songs and instrumentals consisted of 11 minimally arranged songs and a collection of guitar and windchime improvisations. The set was released in October 2020 on 4AD.
Adrianne Lenker Joyfully Ponders On “Fool”
Adrianne Lenker has shared the new single, “Fool”, from her upcoming album, Bright Future, out on 22 March. With bent, plucked, and trembling strings, “Fool” chases its tail for answers with softened beach glass geometry. “If I were him, would you be my family too?” she asks an indecisive lover who wishes to live two…
Adrianne Lenker’s ‘Bright Future’
Today, Jan 17th, Adrianne Lenker announces her new solo album, Bright Future, out on 22 March on 4AD, shares the new single “Sadness As A Gift”, and announces 2024 North American tour dates. Bright Future marks Lenker’s first album since 2020’s songs & instrumentals, and features co-production from Philip Weinrobe, alongside contributions from Nick Hakim,…
Adrianne Lenker Shares Heartbreaking New Track “Ruined”
Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) presents a new single and video, “Ruined”. The track is a heart-breaking, remarkable intro to Lenker’s highly anticipated new solo album, which she has announced will be coming in 2024. A generational songwriter, Lenker is performing at an unprecedented scale and continuing to surprise listeners. On “Ruined”, she moves to the…