listen hear! Song of the Day: The Weather Station announces new album with "Endless Time"
listen hear! spotlights a song we like and think you will too.
One of our favorite albums of 2021 was Ignorance by The Weather Station, the project of indie artist Tamara Lindeman. We were happy to hear that a new companion album, How Is It That I Should Look at Stars, will be released March 4 via Fat Possum Records.
The first preview we get is the intimate ballad, “Endless Time,” featuring only piano and Lindeman’s beautiful voice.
Below, check out the “Endless Time” video, and what Lindeman has to say about the new album and single.
"When I wrote Ignorance, it was a time of intense creativity, and I wrote more songs than I ever had in my life. The songs destined to be on the album were clear from the beginning, but as I continued down my writing path, songs kept appearing that had no place on the album I envisioned."
"Songs that were simple, pure; almost naive. Songs that spoke to many of the same questions and realities as Ignorance, but in a more internal, thoughtful way. So I began to envision How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars, a quiet, strange album of ballads. I imagined it not as a follow-up to Ignorance, but rather as a companion piece; the moon to its sun."
"In Toronto, I live in a world of overwhelming abundance; fruits and fresh vegetables flown in year round from Chile, California, Malaysia. Standing outside a neighbourhood fruit stand one day, I found myself wondering how I would look back on this time from the future; if I would someday remember it as a time of abundance and wealth I did not fully comprehend at the time, and I wondered how it would feel to stand at that threshold of change. I wondered too if we were not already there."
"The song was written long before the pandemic, but when we recorded it, on March 11, 2020, it began to feel eerily prescient. The day it was recorded truly was the end of an endless time, and as ever, I don't know how the song knew. Somehow, the music captures that instability; it is ungrounded and diaphanous, it floats and drifts."
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