New York artist Barrie will release new album ‘Barbara’ on March 25th.
The incoming album is reflective, while also offering Barrie fresh avenues of exploration, locating that balance between personal and universal.
Out on March 25th, Barrie was due to hit the UK this month, but those shows have been postponed due to COVID.
The roadshow rolls on, however, with Barrie sharing further details of the incoming record.
“The album is diaristic, but not in obvious or intimate ways. Music is my job, and it’s also intensely personal. I want the music to connect with people, but have reservations about the toll it takes on the artist to have to live up to whatever the music ends up representing for the listener. To connect with people about grief is beautiful, but I don’t want to relive the trauma of it at every show and interview. I also don’t want to become desensitized to my sadness. There’s both rawness and a measure of control in the album; I want to make sure the project and the person are tied, but only by certain limbs.”
“Since I wrote, played, and produced the album by myself in isolation, with the help of my wife, it felt like it should be self-titled, but maintain that same sense of separation I achieved with the music. Barbara is my legal name, my formal name. No one calls me Barbara except the bank and the government, and odd occasions when my dad inexplicably introduced me that way to friends. Since my name and moniker are Barrie, calling the album Barbara felt like the fitting way to keep that balance between intimate and public.”
New song ‘Quarry’ is online now, a dreamy return with deft undercurrents of melancholy – tune in now.
Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius
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