August

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Shannon Lay
August

[ Sub Pop / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 23 August 2019

There is an entire sub-genre of poetry devoted to rivers and their persistent, meditative flow. Emily Dickinson's "My River Runs to Thee" compares them to the cycle of life, while Alfred Tennyson's "The Brook" deems them eternal and Kathleen Raine's "The River" muses on the dream-state they evoke. For transcendent folk-pop artist Shannon Lay, the river is all of the above: It's the metaphor driving her latest album, the exquisitely uplifting August which doubles as an aural baptism renewing her purpose for making music. "I always picture music as this river. Everyone's throwing things into this river, it's a place you can go to and feed off of that energy," she says, "and feel nourished by the fact that so many people are feeling what you're feeling. It's this beautiful exchange."

Tracks:

Death Up Close
Nowhere
November
Shuffling Stoned
Past Time
Wild
August
Sea Came to Shore
Sunday Sundown
Something On Your Mind
Play
Unconditional
The Dream

Death Up Close