Widowspeak announce sixth album The Jacket

Widowspeak by Alexa Viscius

Widowspeak by Alexa Viscius

Widowspeak have set it for release on March 11th.

Everything Is Simple is first up from the just-announced new Widowspeak LP The Jacket.

“At the beginning of something (a relationship, a project, a job, a new place) you have this very pure feeling toward it,” Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas say.

“Everything feels less complicated because you’re oriented wholly toward that potential. It’s undefined, and that makes it easier to understand, because you can’t see the problems yet.”

“As time goes on, you learn more, you experience more, and you see where the limitations exist: not even necessarily ones imposed upon you, but where you draw your own lines.

“Maybe you can’t see what was holding you back until it’s in the past, and by then others’ perspectives contradict your own. Everyone is constructing their own versions of reality.”

“The song was originally going to feed into the drama of the imaginary band, but it’s about our own band too. I was thinking about how I’m an inherently unreliable narrator about my own life, and at the same time maybe there are no ‘true’ stories.”

The album was written both before and after the release of the duo’s 2020 album Plum.

The Jacket tracklist:

While You Wait
Everything Is Simple
True Blue
The Jacket
The Drive
Slow Dance
Forget It

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