Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Weather Station - "Atlantic"

Photo by Jeff Bierk

Tamara Lindeman's project The Weather Station has released one of the more interesting singles in recent memory. "Atlantic" is nearly a dance/pop track. It certainly has the beat and groove for that, but it can hardly be considered pop. "Atlantic" is artsy as hell, and contains too many organic elements to be considered a dance track, even though it is. Instead of electronic music, the song contains little bursts of woodwind and strings that you would never expect. Plus, Lindeman's vocals are captivating and unique, but hardly what you would expect in pop or dance. It's truly a unique song from an artist that is going to demand our attention.

Tamara Lindeman says of the new song:

Trying to capture something of the slipping feeling I think we all feel, the feeling of dread, even in beautiful moments, even when you’re a little drunk on a sea cliff watching the sun go down while seabirds fly around you; that slipping feeling is still there, that feeling of dread, of knowing that everything you see is in perilI feel like I spend half my life working on trying to stay positive. My whole generation does. But if you spend any time at all reading about the climate situation circa now, positivity and lightness are not fully available to you anymore; you have to find new ways to exist and to see, even just to watch the sunset. I tried to make the band just go crazy on this one, and they did. This is one where the music really makes me see the place in my mind; the flute and the guitar chasing each other, wheeling around like birds, the drums cliff like in their straightness; I love the band on this one.”

You can watch the video for "Atlantic" below. Ignorance, the upcoming album from The Weather Station, will be out February 5 on Fat Possum. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on The Weather Station, check out the artist's website.

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