Jessica Sligter: Surrounds, Surrounds Me (SINGLE)
Surrounds, Surrounds Me (single)
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The dutch-norwegian vocalist and composer Jessica Sligter received glowing reviews for her previous album “Fear and the Framing”. Mojo Magazine (UK): “Sligter´s sinuous, torchlike songs shift from soft to harsh – not jarringly like the Pixies´ loud-quite template, but sneakily and softly. But it´s her voice, lyrcis and the overall atmosphere that mark this as something special.”
The upcoming album “A Sense of Growth” was recorded in Seattle and was produced by Jessica and Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Akron/Family, Earth). Eyvind Kang on viola and bass (Mr Bungle, Animal Collective, John Zorn) is one of many contributing musical guests, and has also written all string arrangements.
Since her previous album Sligter has done many collaboration projects and commissioned works together with amongst others Susanna and Jenny Hval. Jenny Hval is also contributing with vocals on two tracks on the upcoming album. Recently Jessica has written a new collaborative work together with the composer Wibert Bulsink that will get it´s premier at the “Le Guess Who” festival in The Netherlands on November 20th.
“Surrounds, Surrounds Me” was written for a concert Jessica did togheter with Susanna at Henie Onstad Art Center during the exhibition “We live on a star”.
Jessica says: “Surrounds, Surrounds Me” is a song that ties the record together in terms of content, you could say. It touches upon some challenges we face in contemporary western culture, and like a lot of my work, it centers around mannerisms, relativity and choice. The song points out that also the ‘slow and thorough’ (which represents an alternative, in this case) are accessible everywhere around us – with that, it ends on a happy note”