A few weeks ago now the great Adrianne Lenker announced that she had a new solo album on the way. The Big Thief singer/songwriter/guitarist will be releasing abysskiss, her second solo record on October 5 through Saddle Creek. Since starting up Big Thief a couple of years ago, Lenker has stretched her style into more layered, textured rock and folk sounds. But with her new project she’s looking to scale things back down a bit. Already she’s shared album track “sradle” and today we’ve been gifted another gorgeous song with “symbol.”
“symbol” is yet another sparse, haunting folk-like song sticking just to Lenker’s hushed vocals and acoustic guitar. So judging by this track and the previously released one, abysskiss sounds like it’s going to be a much, much more intimate affair that what we’ve grown accustomed to with Big Thief. Which by the way, can we just take a moment to appreciate that not only is Adrianne Lenker’s musical output very fast, it’s all been across-the-board stellar. I do believe abysskiss will be following in that trend. We’ll know soon enough. In the meantime…
Check out “symbol” right below here.
Pre-order abysskiss right here.