Canadian composer and violinist Saraj Neufeld, long-time member of Arcade Fire and founding member of Bell Orchestre, has announced the release of her third solo album. Detritus will be out on May 14th via One Little Independent Records. According to the press release, it confronts anguish with beauty, turmoil with grace, gliding through the present like a dancer mid-motion, reaching through space ’til she’s caught.
She explains “I was inspired by both a sense of interior aloneness, and a sense of deep intimacy. Within both, a profound questioning of identity and intention, and ultimately, a grieving over one’s former sense of self. The stories we’ve told ourselves that we can no longer believe. Nestled within deep layers of comfort, familiarity, and solace, I’m able to repeat myself again and again, never learning, never looking back. Simultaneously becoming wiser and more ignorant as the years wind on, beauty and grace exist even here, in this rift.”
“Stories” is the first excerpt. Check the official video below.