Bess Atwell announces new album 'Light Sleeper'

Following on from the release of her highly-praised 2021 LP 'Already, Always', Bess Atwell has now announced her plans for a new studio album, arriving in the coming months.

The new full-length 'Light Sleeper' was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, is being previewed by the new lead single 'Release Myself', and is set to be released on the 24th May via Real Kind Records.

Speaking about 'Light Sleeper', she said, "Light Sleeper is about the willingness to feel. While writing the album, I was realising that somewhere along the line I had become very afraid of feeling. The record is about facing this realisation and finding the bravery to challenge it. It's still hard for me to believe that I got to make this record with one of my heroes, but somehow, I got that lucky. Aaron Dessner posted about one of my songs on Instagram at the beginning of 2022. We got chatting on there and before I knew it, we'd made plans to meet up at All Points East and were discussing making a record together. He told me that Light Sleeper is the first album he's worked on in several years that he didn't write, which is a huge honour. My approach on Light Sleeper was to give up concern with what's cool and to reconnect with why I make the things I make. I was afraid to really sing on my previous record, having come to believe it wasn’t cool or would draw attention to the fact that I am indeed an emotional woman and therefore not to be taken as seriously. This time, I wanted to really sing, I wanted to discuss my fears and feelings, I wanted to connect, and I wanted to perform like I meant it, because I do. After all, how can I write an album about the willingness to feel and be too afraid to sing like I mean it?"

Watch the new Dylan Friese-Greene-directed video for 'Release Myself' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'Light Sleeper' Tracklist:
1. Everyone Who's Not In Love With You Is Wrong
2. Release Myself
3. Sylvester
4. Fan Favourite
5. The Weeping
6. Something Now
7. Spinning Sun
8. I Am Awake
9. Crowds
10. Light Sleeper

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