The Weather Station, the project of Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, has shared a new single and video, “Atlantic,” from her new album, Ignorance, which comes out next month. The state of the world, and particularly the climate crisis, has dampened the songwriter’s usual positive outlook on life, and she channels that feeling of dread on the new track.
“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 peril,” Lindeman shared in a press release.
“I 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.”
Ignorance comes out February 5 via Fat Possum. The Weather Station will perform a full band livestream show of Ignorance in its entirety on Thursday, February 11. Tickets are available here. Watch the video for “Atlantic” below.
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