New Release & Video: Lael Neale – Acquainted With Night

Lael Neale directs and stars in the official video for “Acquainted With Night,” the title track from her new album.

Neale says: “‘Acquainted With Night’ is another homemade video that explores my complex relationship with technology. I am drawn to archaic machines, but that doesn’t mean I want to slip backwards into some idealized past. I’m more interested in stepping out of time entirely.”

Lael Neale grew up on a farm in Virginia before moving to LA. For the last year of Covid she moved back to the family farm to help muck in and make videos for her album on an old camcorder she found. The aesthetic fitting her lo-fi drone-folk-pop music perfectly…

Acquainted With Night features ten tracks, and includes the previously released standouts “Blue Vein,” “Every Star Shivers in the Dark,” “For No One For Now,” and the aforementioned title track.

The album was composed and arranged by Neale, produced and mixed by Guy Blakeslee, and mastered by Chris Coady.

The collection touches on themes that have been thread into her work for years: isolation, mortality, yearning, and reaching ever toward the transcendent experience.

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