Singer/songwriter Tancred (aka Jess Abbott) has shared the single “Jars”, a follow up to the recently released song “Mirepoix (feat. Jenny Owen Youngs)” which marked Abbott’s first new music since 2018’s Nightstand LP. Both singles derive from a period of reemergence after spending some quieter time off the road only collaborating in a limited way with friends.
On “Jars”, Abbott comments:
I wrote about the transition from being young and alone to being with someone who changes your life and kind of wakes you up from where you’ve been.
Aside from the new songs, fans can also ring in the holiday season with Abbott’s two-song collaboration with Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson last year, including a cover of the classic “Silver Bells” and the original song “Fireside”.
After spending the entirety of her adulthood as a musician on the move, the past four years away from constant touring and recording, paired with a return home to Abbott’s native state of Maine, have allowed for “a needed re-set of sorts”.
Abbot has appeared as a vocalist on Hrishikesh Hirway’s recent single “Still Dreaming”, and been songwriting with and for other artists including Youngs, Alex Lahey, and more. Now, with “Mirepoix” and “Jars”, Tancred reemerges to build on her songwriting.