Annabel Kean / Wednesday 17th November, 2021 11:23AM
Another heart-punching single has landed from the folk genius that is Big Thief, as well as the official word on their fifth studio album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You — out in February next year. Today’s offering is ‘Time Escaping’, the fifth track from the upcoming double LP following singles ‘Sparrow’, ‘Little Things’, ‘Change’ and ‘Certainty’, and sees the band shoot off in an exciting new percussive and tonal direction.
Searching for change in their approach to album number five, band members Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia recorded Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You across four distinct locations: Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, Arizona. ‘Time Escaping’ was one of the songs that emerged from their Topanga Canyon sessions, where Lenker fell into writing about her own thought process, which she describes as "unabashedly as psychedelic as I naturally think". Have a moment of folk-rock bliss with ‘Time Escaping’, and keep an ear out for Lenker speaking to her puppy Oso, telling the dog "It’s music!"…
Big Thief’s album ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You’ is out 11th February 2022 via 4AD.