Photo by Vera Melo
The nine-track effort was conceived and self-produced over the last 12 months in a number of different locations (upstate New York, a Moog factory in Asheville, Lisbon, Portugal), according to a press release. Barwick’s decision to work in a variety of spots echoes the transient themes behind Will, and her overall life-on-the-go approach for the last few years.
“I love touring, but it can be a wild ride,” she says. “You’re constantly adjusting, assimilating, and finding yourself in life-changing situations.” Adds Barwick, “I knew I’d be playing these songs live, so I wanted some movement. Something that had rhythm and low-end.”
Joining Barwick on Will are a number of guest contributors, including Thomas Arsenault, aka Mas Ysa, Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and percussionist Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines).
As a preview, she’s shared “Nebula”, a number both meditative and haunting. Check it out below via its accompanying Derrick Belcham-directed video.
01. St. Apolonia
06. Big Hollow
07. Heading Home
09. See, Know
In support of the new album, Barwick has announced a leg of spring tour dates.
Julianna Barwick 2016 Tour Dates:
04/01 – Athens, GA @ Slingshot Festival
04/14 – New York, NY @ Titus Theater 1
04/28 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
04/29 – Portland, ME @ The Space Gallery
04/30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
05/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Velaslavasay Panorama
05/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05/10 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
05/11 – Portland, OR @ Old Church
05/13 – Mayer, AZ @ Arcosanti
05/19 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest
06/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/04 – Berlin, DE @ Torstrassen Festival
06/07 – Brussels, BE @ La Nuit de Botanique Festival
06/08 – London, UK @ Pickle Factory
06/15 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
06/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Small Chapel
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation
06/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art
06/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe