Updated: Feb 10
equality factor: A musical radiographic about the urgency of climate change
producer: Marcus Paquin
based in: Toronto
label: Fat Possum Records
In French, the verb ignorer connotes a humble, unashamed not knowing, and this is the ignorance that the Canadian singer Tamara Lindeman refers to in "IGNORANCE" the new album of her band The Weather Station, an album deeply inspired by the climate crisis that is affecting the whole world.
Almost four years after the release of their second album "The Weather Station", the homonymous band is reborn along with the reconstruction of a new sound, delivering a sonorously more sensitive way where Tamara Lindeman sings about inexplicable emotions: “Everywhere we go there is an outside, over all of these ceilings hangs a sky // And it kills me when I – you know it just kills me when I see some bird fly // It just kills me, and I don’t know why.” The new album of the Canadian folk music band begins enigmatically, a full minute passes before the entry of the voice, a spiritual sound tailor-made to express an emotional idea, an album that marks a significant change in the band's creative process.
"Disconnection from one another is the same as disconnection from the world."
Ignorance is a word that has quite a negative connotation, however, the message that this album wants to convey is absolutely the opposite. We are in 2021 and yet climate change is something that many people are still in denial to believe and understand, this album, is very much about this process of moving from denial to understanding."Disconnection from one another is the same as disconnection from the world," says the Toronto singer.
"'Parking Lot' is my strange, gentle disco song about a humble encounter with a bird and being tired and in love and having my heart broken in ways I didn't yet understand."
A few days ago Tamara Lindeman's project released "Parking Lot", the latest in a series of previously released singles from the Canadian band's new album."'Parking Lot' is my strange, gentle disco song about a humble encounter with a bird and being tired and in love and having my heart broken in ways I didn't yet understand. I don't completely know how everything connects in this song other than what it obviously does. I wanted to make the recording very passionate and beautiful, but at the same time muscular and gentle, and I did that." said Tamara.
Ignorance - produced and mixed by Marcus Paquin, who has worked with ARCADE FIRE, among others - is a high-fidelity album that breaks into pure pop at times, at others a dense desert of notes; an album that feels more urgent and clear than ever. The natural world is everywhere on this album, intruding with force, poignancy, and conviction.