Adrianne Lenker: 2020
FUV Live with Adrianne Lenker
We've been fans of Adrianne Lenker and her songwriting for a few years now. We were first introduced to her talents through her work with her band Big Thief, and we absolutely loved her 2018 solo album, abysskiss. Now, we’re thrilled to have a bounty of new music from her, and it’s an embarrassment of riches.
Adrianne has just released two new albums, appropriately and plainly titled Songs (which we've picked for FUV's New Dig) and Instrumentals. The music is anything but plain though. Inspired by the peaceful surroundings of a remote cabin in Western Massachusetts, she was able to conjure up — and record — the most magical sounds.
In our conversation for this episode of FUV Live, Adrianne shared intimate details about her creative process on these two albums, and filled me in on some recent changes in her life — including a new puppy. From out in Joshua Tree, California, she also treated us to three live songs, performing "Anything," "Forwards Beckon Rebound," and "Zombie Girl."