For the better part of a decade, Alberta Cross was the creative outlet for friends Petter Ericson Stakee and Terry Wolfers. However, following the release of 2012’s Songs of Patience, Wolfers found himself tied up in several other projects, leaving Stakee to soldier on by his lonesome. He did just that, setting up shop recently in an abandoned church to write and record Alberta Cross’ self-titled third album.
Before the LP arrives later this summer, Alberta Cross is offering a preview with lead single “Isolation”. Stakee calls the visceral number a return of sorts to the “rawness of the way I started out, my first mini-album The Thief & the Heartbreaker.” He adds that the song is “the perfect example of the sound and feel of the whole record,” one that “was inspired by a series of late night jams we had in New York City prior to recording. I really wanted to capture that live soulful organic sound.” Listen in below.
Last month, Alberta Cross shared a standalone single in “Get Up High”.