Cassandra Jenkins leans on the beauty all around in “Delphinium Blue”

Cassandra Jenkins has shared “Delphinium Blue”, the second single from her upcoming album My Light, My Destroyer after “Only One”. The new song takes inspiration from a period when she got a job in a flower shop, as she explains:

“Sometimes when I don’t know where to turn, I look for something reliably beautiful. Applying for a job at my local flower shop felt like survival instinct kicking in, and that job got me through one of the bluest periods in my life– being surrounded by flowers didn’t just make the weight easier to bear– it helped me understand it and myself better. I began to dream in technicolor; flowers became the language of my subconscious. At times I felt like I was surrounded by a Greek Chorus while I went about my menial tasks– they took on an all knowing quality, like they held the keys if I was willing to listen, like they were porters of my grief, and delicate portals to awareness.” 

Jenkins’ music and aura gives off a self-help vibe, but in the best way possible – and “Delphinium Blue” might be the finest example of that yet. Atop a stately slab of synth and electronic drums, she describes gliding through life, feeling sorry for missing someone’s call. When it seems sadness might creep in, her salvation comes in her new job, where she’s surrounded by polychromatic life that makes her menial tasks seem wondrous and transports her to the intimate space with her loved one she dreams of. A spoken word chorus directed at herself transmits like a reassuring and steadying presence to anyone listening: “stay on task… keep it cool behind the glass”.

Watch the video for “Delphinium Blue” below or find the song on streamers.

Cassandra Jenkins’ My Light, My Destroyer arrives on 12 July via Dead Oceans (pre-order/save). You can find her on Bandcamp, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Tour dates:

Jun 6 – Toronto, ON – Luminato Festival

Jul 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Records (sold out)

Sep 19 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Sep 22 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
Sep 27 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal

Oct 9 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct 11 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon

Oct 30 – Brooklyn , NY – MHOW

Nov 9 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Main Hall
Nov 11 Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega
Nov 12 – Hamburg, DE – Nachtasyl
Nov 13 – Berlin, DE – Silent Green
Nov 15 – Paris, FR – Le Hasard Ludique
Nov 16 – Brussels, BE Grand Salon
Nov 18 – Manchester, UK – YES Pink Room
Nov 20 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Nov 21 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Community Room
Nov 22 – Glasgow, UK Stereo
Nov 24 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
Nov 25 – Brighton, UK – Komedia Main
Nov 26 – London, UK – Earth Theatre