Published Nov 18, 2020A month from returning with new song "Robber," Tamara Lindeman has detailed her fifth LP as the Weather Station. Ignorance arrives February 5 through Next Door Records/Fat Possum.
Co-produced with Marcus Paquin, the 10-track Ignorance was borne out Lindeman's fixation with rhythm, leading to new musical territory. As she recalls, "I saw how the less emotion there was in the rhythm, the more room there was for emotion in the rest of the music, the more freedom I had vocally."
Ignorance marks a pair of album-making firsts for Lindeman; she wrote the songs on keyboard instead of guitar, and built out song arrangements before bringing them before a band.
Joining her on the album are bassist Ben Whiteley, percussionist Philippe Melanson (Bernice), drummer Kieran Adams (DIANA), saxophonist Brodie West (the Ex), flautist Ryan Driver (Eric Chenaux), keyboardist Johnny Spence (Tegan and Sara) and guitarist Christine Bougie (Bahamas).
Following the previously shared "Robber" is "Tried to Tell You," which you can find accompanying Lindeman-directed visuals for below.
"The video portrays a person who is beset by miracles and visions of beauty, which emanate from inside of and all around him, but rather than reacting with awe or joy, he reacts with annoyance, indifference, and mistrust," she explained in a statement. "We are taught not to see the natural world that we still live in, preferring instead to dwell on the artificial, which is so often a poor substitute for the vibrant real. Flowers really do rise up from mud, and many of us are full of treasures and beauty, but we often discount these things or throw them away."
The Weather Station will celebrate the release of Ignorance with a livestreamed, full band performance of the entire album on February 11 at 8 p.m. CT. Ticketing and further show details can be found here.
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