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Marissa Nadler announces new album, Strangers, shares “Janie in Love” — listen

on February 23, 2016, 10:55am

Freak folk mesmerizer Marissa Nadler has today announced a new studio album. Entitled Strangers, the her seventh full-length to date is coming May 20th via Sacred Bones.

Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain) returns as producer for an album that steps outside the bounds of more autobiographical efforts like 2014’s July. Instead, Nadler has created a cast of “primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone” characters, the eponymous “strangers” of the title, occupying a “surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape.”

As a first listen to this desolate, gothic folk, Nadler has shared the LP’s lead single, “Janie in Love”. Richly texturized by synths that melt and simmer, the song encapsulates the burning desire the comes with love not only unrequited, but dangerously impossible. “You’re a natural disaster/ And I am watching you blow up everything,” Nadler coos on the poetic bridge. “You touch and the earth will crumble/ You speak and hurricanes attack.”

Take a listen below.

Strangers Tracklist:
01. Divers of the Dust
02. Katie I Know
03. Skyscraper
04. Hungry Is the Ghost
05. All the Colors of the Dark
06. Strangers
07. Janie In Love
08. Waking
09. Shadow Show Diane
10. Nothing Feels the Same
11. Dissolve

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