Yours Are The Solely Ears, the venture of New York’s Susannah Cutler, declares We Know The Sky, her first new music since her 2018 acclaimed debut Knock Laborious, with its opening observe and lead single “Dreamer.”
“‘Dreamer’ is about waking as much as the conclusion that that you must transfer on from a painful relationship,” Cutler explains.
“When somebody is not capable of see how their habits hurts you, it is okay to let go of them and belief that there is one thing higher on the market for you. Nevertheless, transferring on and reckoning with the elements of your self that you’ve got denied may be equally painful. This track is about that course of and studying to belief your self.”
We Know The Sky, out March 24 on Lame-O Information, is like strolling via a darkened hallway into the sunshine; the solar on tentatively closed eyes, slowly opening to absorb the brand new horizon. It is an album that does not shrink back from the onerous work it takes to stroll previous each door, and greet whoever you discover in there.
Teaming deliverance with delicacy, Cutler is aware of that attending to know yourself–the actual you–means you will see each the sunshine and the darkish. But it surely’s not about shunning one for the opposite, however quite combining them to create a palette that is ready to shade the world in a means that you simply lastly perceive.
“Songwriting for me has all the time been a means for me to say issues out loud that I am afraid to say in any other case,” she says. We Know The Sky is Cutler peeling away the masks of whom she thought she must be, and as an alternative embracing the gorgeous, ever-changing kaleidoscope of whom she truly is.
As Yours Are The Solely Ears, Susannah Cutler is reaching for a recent begin. For years, the singer-songwriter sauntered via her every single day, stretching to please the individuals in her life from her and disconnecting from her as a way of survival. It wasn’t till early 2020 after taking over the duties set out in The Artist’s Means, that Cutler skilled a reckoning.
When was the final time she was really sincere with herself? And what’s she so afraid of? Piercing via the gauze of an nearly simulated existence, Cutler pieced collectively a face she might lastly acknowledge within the mirror and commenced crafting what would change into her second album from her, We Know The Sky. Right here, her shadow of her now not lags behind, however as an alternative immerses itself to flourish right into a superbly difficult, truthful actuality.
Cutler’s debut album Knock Laborious (2018) launched a mild, lo-fi artist who crafted an intimate expertise akin to a whispered dialogue between trusted associates. She started crafting a basis for therapeutic, nevertheless it’s on We Know The Sky that Cutler really builds momentum right into a honest actuality.
Breaking via the boundaries of trauma would not must be a jolting expertise, and it is Cutler’s capability to switch the gentle, delicate nature of her preparations with the pains of development that We Know The Sky finds its dwelling. Like a blossom sprouting via the cracks within the metropolis’s concrete, Cutler urges optimism via the decided catharsis of introspection.
The art work painted by Cutler herself, presents an ethereal all-white horse, galloping via a magical moonlit mountainous scene, framed by weaving bluebells. It is mentioned that should you put on a wreath of bluebells you’ll solely be capable of converse the reality, and right here the horse factors immediately in direction of them, shedding any sense of hesitancy. “I need to be free like that, I need to break away from psychological sickness,” Cutler says.
“It is undoubtedly an alluring picture.” On the album’s title observe, finger-picked guitar and stylish strings pushes in direction of this freedom, as Cutler not solely navigates however faces the tough generational patterns handed down via de ella household, and extra particularly, her relationship de ella together with her mother de ella. This isn’t a searing, pointed-finger however quite a consolation in holding on regardless of all of it, and the sort of closeness that she will formulate via candid conversations.
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