Across the last decade Eartheater has released a range of albums that have seen her further delve into experimental realms, and today she announces the next instalment in the form of new album Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin, which will be released by PAN on October 2.
Phoenix seems set to be a return to basics of sorts, with the songs like last year’s “Below the Clavicle” and today’s new offering “How To Fight” focusing on Eartheater’s voice and the undercurrent of acoustic guitar. While “Below the Clavicle” started from that basis and moved towards sheer beauty with harp and strings, “How To Fight” goes the opposite way into darkness and ghostliness. Eartheater’s voice remains solemn-yet-determined at the core of “How To Fight”, while all around are squeaking and juddering effects, almost as if her internal strength is having metaphysical impact on the world around her. By the end of “How To Fight” she has risen from the ashes, strong and powerful – no wonder the album is called Phoenix.
You can watch the video for “How To Fight” below or listen via DSPs.