[Cover photo credit to Luke Perine]
Nicky Egan has announced her new full-length album This Life, out June 3rd via Transistor Sound/Colemine Records. The announcement comes with a title track release, and the song takes in big concepts of life’s journey from “this plane to the next” and the beauty of that “transition”.
The Philadelphia-born and LA-based artist fronts her own musical projects and also performs as a “hired-gun” for Chicano Batman, Tune-Yards, Carla Morrison, Turkuaz, among others, and that includes four years playing keys in Chicano Batman’s touring band. Previous solo projects include The 45 Homestead Project, which was released via Ropeadope Records.
In between touring Egan chipped away on the new album with New York based producer and Dap-Kings guitarist, Joe Crispiano. Beginning with demos written and recorded in Crispiano’s Staten Island apartment while his neighbor banged on the ceiling, the project came to fruition as a full-length.
The album was recorded in part with their friends at the inimitable Diamond Mine Studios, and partially in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The record was recorded to 8 track tape, and features collaborators Homer Steinweiss, Victor Axelrod, Brian Wolfe & Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, to name a few.