New Release: Erin Durant – Islands

Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger

Erin Durant has shared the title track from her forthcoming album Islands today, explaining that “Islands is about a convergence of space and time, being in two places at once, and still feeling the ongoing tug from both. It also brings together literary inspiration from Hemingway’s descriptions of the sea and Joan Didion’s seemingly romantic writing on 1960’s air routes like “The Golden Gate”. Hemingway has this way of being really close to the water and the elements, and Didion has a keen bird’s eye view”

Listen to “Islands”, below…

Erin Durant’s second album, Islands (released June 21st via Keeled Scales) is an odyssey of sorts, with songs that blur the line between reality and fiction. Produced by TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, the eight songs deliver clarity within mystery and adventure in their uncluttered vignettes

Born and raised in New Orleans, Durant has been based in New York for over a decade, all the while keeping track of the intricacies of life surrounding her and diligently developing her craft as a songwriter and performer. Lyrically, she composes most songs on piano, songs that tend to unfold structurally like a memory or a scene from a movie. As a performer, Durant usually transports a 232-pound ¾ size piano to venues without one. To hear her play the instrument makes plain her case for the extra effort. Her music is rooted in an ongoing dialogue between the physicality of her playing and the high, clear tone of her voice. Enmeshed with one another, it’s a display of an artist in full possession of herself and vision

Islands is preceded by Durant’s 2016 self-recorded album Blueberry Mountain released on New York label Flying Moonlight. Recording to tape in her apartment, the lo-fi quality and stripped-down arrangements led Durant to better understand the core layers of her music and from there where she wanted to go

Erin Durant’s second album Islands is released June 21 via Keeled Scales

Upcoming tour dates (more TBA) as follows…

06/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Duende
06/19 – Catskill, NY @ Hi-Lo
06/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (album release show)
07/11 – Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theatre


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