Now into a second decade, Elizabeth Powell’s Montreal based outfit Land Of Talk is set to release a new album, Life After Youth, just the fourth and first since 2010’s Cloak and Cipher. During those seven years, fatigue, family illness and technical failure which wiped out almost a album’s worth of demo tracks led to Powell putting things on indefinite hiatus and almost saw the end of the project.
Thankfully, Powell recovered and set to work on a new album, enlisting original drummer Bucky Wheaton as well as Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas (Besnard Lakes) to aid in bringing her rejuvenated ideas to life. The album also sees appearances from Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley and Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Sparks).
The first track to appear from the record is the meditative, spacious and guitarless, ‘Inner Lover’ and heralds a seismic shift in her approach to songwriting, electronically layering and working from the base up. A welcome return indeed. Life After Youth is out through Create/Control on May 19. Pre-order here.
1. Yes You Were
2. This Time
4. What Was I Thinking?
7. Inner Lover
8. World Made
9. In Florida
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From the forthcoming album, ‘Life After Youth’, Saddle Creek / Create/Control. Out May 19.
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