[Cover photo credit to Jayden Becker]
On Friday, August 18th, 2022, Emily Elbert will release her newest album Woven Together. Some concepts on the new album include transcendentalism, community, self-inquiry, vulnerability, and gratitude, and musically the new work embraces Psychedelic Soul and Folk.
Elbert felt that making the new music felt “holistic”. She explains:
Making it felt process-oriented and exploratory, without any sense of capitalistic pressure – music for the sake of making something loving and true.
Ahead of the release, she has released the single “Stream of Consciousness,” with vocal references to texts by philosopher J. Krishnamurti and the Buddhist concept of “Mahamudra.”
It’s intention-setting, a prayer; lovingly and respectfully acknowledging the perpetual cycle of life and death.
Co-produced by Elbert and Alex Krispin (Daniel Lanois, Ben Sollee, Jarina de Marco), the album features additional instrumentation from bassist Solomon Dorsey (Lucius, KT Tunstall, Jose James), drummer Abe Rounds (Meshell Ndegeocello, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, Seal), and Hailey Niswanger (Clairo, Kali Uchis) on woodwinds.