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WONDERBLOOM

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Pre-Release
Release Date:
25-12-2020
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700261481357
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Digipak
Catalog Number:
GUM032020CD
WONDERBLOOM
WONDERBLOOM

Description

Since making her debut with the 2011 album Weightless, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has tested the limits of musical identity, mining everything from jazz to Irish folk to indie-rock in her striving for complete and authentic expression. In her latest musical endeavor-the five-track EP WONDERBLOOM and a soon-to-follow full-length of the same name-the North Carolina-bred, Brooklyn-based artist again defies all expectation, this time dreaming up a groove-heavy, dance-ready sound infused with elements of pop and funk and R&B. But despite its brighter textures and uptempo rhythms, WONDERBLOOM finds Stevens achieving a profound complexity in her lyrics, ultimately redefining what's possible in creating music that elevates and edifies. Centered on the captivating vocal presence she's showcased as a member of David Crosby's Lighthouse Band, WONDERBLOOM telegraphs an unabashed joy that Stevens partly attributes to the project's production. In a bold new turn for her musical career, Stevens co-produced and co-engineered WONDERBLOOM alongside Nic Hard (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note, The Church), overseeing every aspect of the recording and claiming a sense of agency that had long eluded her in the studio. "Nic and I were truly working as equals and trusting each other to get the job done, and it was an incredibly empowering experience for me," she says. In another major departure, Stevens purposely brought a communal sensibility to the making of WONDERBLOOM -an undertaking that resulted in more than 40 musicians contributing to the album, including Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong, Jacob Collier, and all of her Lighthouse bandmates (i.e., keyboardist Michelle Willis, Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League, and David Crosby himself). "My earlier records were all written by me, arranged by me, then performed by me and my band," says Stevens. "But going into making this one, I made a rule for myself that anytime I had the instinct to go off and do something alone, I had to stay open and share the process.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Low On Love
  3. I Wish (feat. Cory Wong, Justin Stanton & Michael League)
  4. Between Me & You
  5. Good Stuff
  6. Slow Burn (feat. Jacob Collier)
  7. Charlemagne (feat. Alan Hampton)
  8. I Will Avenge You (feat. Ryan Scott)
  9. You Didn't Know
  10. True Minds
  11. Feels Like This
  12. Never Mine
  13. Response to Criticism (feat. Roosevelt Collier)
  14. Halfway (feat. Laura Perrudin)
  15. Heather's Letters to Her Mother (feat. David Crosby, Michelle Willis, & Mike 'Maz' Maher)
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