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Euan Blackman
Euan Blackman

I’m a music maker as well as listener based in Liverpool. I love a good sad tune.

Brooklyn indie rock group Widowspeak have announced their sixth studio album, ‘The Jacket’, and new single ‘Everything Is Simple’

Brooklyn indie rock group Widowspeak have announced their sixth studio album, The Jacket’, to be released 11th March via Captured Tracks. The duo (singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas) has also shared the groove-centred new single titled ‘Everything Is Simple’.

The band explain the track is “a propulsive, spirited song about shifting perspectives in increasingly complicated situations”. The single is accompanied with a music video directed by OTIUM that features Hamilton singing at a rodeo. The director explains “The concept is centred around the idea of trying, knowing that even if things turn out differently than you intend, the very act itself is what you are striving to achieve.”

After coming off of an Autumn 2021 US tour with Turnover, the duo has also announced a US headline tour this spring, as well as select dates with Clairo in Florida and Georgia.

Written in the months before and after the release of their critically acclaimed 2020 album PlumThe Jacket feels like a full-circle moment for the duo. This is due in part to the band’s recent return to New York City, where they recorded the album at the Diamond Mine with co-producer and noted Daptone Records affiliate Homer Steinweiss. In addition to Hamilton and Thomas on guitars, the album features founding drummer Michael Stasiak, as well as J.D. Sumner on bass, and piano and keyboard contributions from Michael Hess.

Listen/watch ‘Everything Is Simple’ below: