Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Anna McClellan - "Raisin"

Photo by Jccwa Faya

The latest single from Anna McClellan is hardly your typical singer/songwriter fare. "Raisin" is a little song just shy of two minutes that is led by an organ. McClellan's vocals pair with the instrumentation in a slightly odd, ramblin' kinda way that is folk adjacent but decidedly not folk. I hate using the description quirky, since that usually implies cutesy, and "Raisin" doesn't feel cutesy at all. 

Maybe Anna McClellan can explain the song better than me:

"I have long romanticized the idea of jumping off a cliff, and categorized it as the perfect metaphor for letting goIf I could only take that leap of faith, I’d awaken.

I’d been wanting to capture the idea in song for awhile and thought it would be a much longer/more epic endeavor. And I’m sure there is still much more to say about it. In 'Raisin' though, upon jumping, the subject appears to float and become weightless. Never actually landing at all.

You can listen to "Raisin" below. i saw first light, the upcoming album from Anna McClellan, will be out November 20 on Father/Daughter Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Anna McClellan, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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