Trixie Whitley Releases New Album Today
Trixie Whitley's new album LACUNA is out today. Three years after the release of Porta Bohemica, Whitley returns stronger than ever with an idiosyncratic collection of 11 songs on which she pairs her signature vocals with a surprising, heady blend of hi-fi electronics and hypnotic rhythms.
This third solo album marks both a departure and an arrival for the Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and former Black Dub front woman. "An ode to my 14-year old self," she called it in a recent interview, referring to the age at which she consciously starting crafting a sonic vision that elegantly fuses the multitude of her early musical influences; from her father's roots rock (the late singer-songwriter Chris Whitley) to the breakcore, ambient instrumentals and hip hop that she came to love as a young DJ.
For the recordings of LACUNA, Whitley turned to producer Little Shalimar, one of the men behind the sound of hip hop duo Run The Jewels. Her collaboration with Little Shalimar, as well as the challenges that come with new motherhood, forced her to rethink her way of working and writing. Taking clues from freestylers and beat poets, she let go of the idea that every note and every sentence had to be set in stone when entering the studio. She started trusting the process that with a clear vision and the right blue prints the songs would roll out naturally. And it worked...beautifully.
LACUNA is out today and adds another exciting layer to Whitley's remarkable career and life path.
She will be touring throughout 2019 in support of LACUNA. She'll be kicking off the tour on April 16 with a record release party at Le Poisson Rouge in her home-town of New York, before joining dEUS on a month-long tour in the UK and Europe. Whitley has also scheduled headline shows in Germany, Holland and Belgium in May, including two shows at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, the first of which was sold out in a matter of days.
The music videos for the songs "Long Time Coming" and "Touch" were created by Whitley with visual artist and creative director Hannah Marshall, known for her signature monochromatic aesthetic and her work with bands such as The xx, Florence and The Machine, Savages and Goldfrapp. The third video in the trilogy will be released next week.
Watch the music video for "Long Time Coming" here: