New Release & Tour: Erin Durant – Rising Sun

Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger

Erin Durant’s Islands came out last month and today Bob Boilen has lauded her on All Songs Considered, highlighting album opener “Rising Sun”

It truly is a stunner, and you can give it a spin now, below…

Durant is also announcing a tour through the US North East with Michael Nau, those dates are listed below…

9/6 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
9/8 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/10 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/11 – BSP Lounge – Kingston, NY
9/12 – State House – New Haven, CT
9/13 Apohadion Theatre – Portland, ME

Durant previously shared the title track from her album describing it as being “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.” Speaking to the song Gold Flake Paint wrote that “Durant’s voice is full of weight, a gentle sentimentality that carries you forward and returns to you the places she sings of, places you don’t yet know and perhaps never will, but ache nostalgically for”

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

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