SUUNS - The Witness
The Witness is the fifth full-length album by Montreal's SUUNS, and their first for Joyful Noise Recordings. Self-recorded during 2020, it is a swift departure from the rough-around-the-edges feel of their previous album, Felt, and finds the band a more intricate approach, and embracing the vibrancy of their live performances, and the directness of Ben Shemie's unabashed lyricism.
“There’s something interesting about the idea of a collective witness, being a witness to the time we’re living in now,” Shemie reflects. “And the connectedness of what we all have in common. But also, literally: bearing witness to all sorts of things and how that desensitises you. There’s a recurring line that comes back on the record: ‘I know that you’ve seen it too.’ It kind of comes down to being true to yourself and acknowledging what is and isn’t real.”
"The song taps sounds that have been present throughout the band's catalogue krautrock wound tight to the verge of snapping, gossamer electronics, and serene vocal melodies for a compelling reintroduction to the world of SUUNS" - The Fader
Go To My Head
- US import
- Bright-blue vinyl available exclusively from indie stores, and limited to 1500 copies
- LP formats contain download coupon
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