Jenny Berkel :: These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving

release date 13 mei. De Canadese Jenny Berkel, in Nederland vooral bekend door haar werk met het fenomeen Daniel Romano, is de Joni Mitchell van deze tijd. Ze is een dichteres van niveau, maar als ze dan ook nog eens die hoogstpersoonlijke teksten gaat zingen, dan is het helemaal tijd voor kippenvel. Op haar nieuwe plaat met de fraaie titel These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving, overtreft ze zichzelf. Het is opnieuw die combinatie van haast hemelse stem, psychedelica en barokke sixtiespop die haar zo uniek maakt. Behalve voor Joni-fans ook een onmisbare plaat voor liefhebbers van Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen en Sandy Denny. Top!

“I wrote the album in a tiny apartment, at a time when everything felt big and overwhelming,” says poet and songwriter Jenny Berkel about her new album, These Are the Sounds Left from Leaving, out May 13 on Outside Music. She was living in a brownstone walk-up full of radiant light and the ever-present soundscape of a leaky bath faucet. It was a sudden move at the time — a spontaneous departure from touring, bustling city life, being many things to many people — that landed Jenny in a space of self-imposed stillness.
“The songs themselves are a study of proximity, bringing big fears into small spaces,” says Jenny, reflecting on the album. “They’re intimate examinations of a world that often overwhelms.” Each song is set in the micro-world of a keen feeling observer, trying to parse a mindful moment in a setting where it feels impossible to drop a truth anchor—a post-Trump, heavily gaslit world where perceptions of reality remain distorted. The album sees Jenny taking on a producer’s role, co-producing alongside Dan Edmonds and Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods) with string arrangements by Colin Nealis (Andy Shauf). The album’s first single, “You Think You’re Like The Rain”, also sees contributions from the critically acclaimed folk duo Clayton Linthicum and Kacy Anderson (Kacy & Clayton).
01 Just Like A River
02 Kaleidoscope
03 Watch You Fade
04 July
05 Lavender City
06 Under A Sky
07 You Think You’re Like The Rain
08 Invisible You
09 Song Of Yourself
10 Here Comes The Morning
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