On her fifth solo album, Mirah breaks it down and builds it back up again with the street smarts that only years behind the wheel of love can inspire. Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms on the radio dial, Changing Light’s ten songs carry us from heartbreak to wholeness and all the places in between. Today she’s announced the upcoming album for a May 13th release date on hew own imprint Absolute Magnitude Recordings, with support from K Records.
Uprooted from her home after a scorching break-up, Mirah spent four years rambling and recording. Tracks were laid down in almost two dozen houses and apartments — from the Northwest to Southern California to the East Coast. Sparse demos were recorded with co-producer Christopher Doulgeris in Portland and Los Angeles. Embellishments were then added by a slew of friends and collaborators, including Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary Timony, Emily Wells, and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah). In Philadelphia, Mirah and her sister Emily Zeitlyn (Divers) penned “LC,” an homage to childhood inspiration Leonard Cohen. Seattle-based composer Jherek Bischoff drew up intricate string arrangements which were recorded in the living rooms of each individual player. And Tune-Yards producer Eli Crews co-produced several tracks with Mirah in her new hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
“It’s a break-up record. It has some moments of darkness, some twists and turns , but ultimately, there’s a resolution,” says Mirah. So much can happen in four years, even forgiveness.” While Mirah has been making independent pop records for well over a decade, Changing Light is the debut release on her new imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
Out May 13th on Absolute Magnitude Recordings w/ support from K Records
Turned the Heat Off
I Am the Garden
No Direction Home
Mirah Spring Tour Dates
03-06 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
03-07 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
03-08 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite Club
03-09 La Jolla, CA – The Loft @ UCSD
03-10 Scottsdale, AZ -The Western
03-12 Austin, TX – Club DeVille (Terrorbird SXSW)
03-12 Austin, TX – St. David’s Bethell Hall (Official Showcase)
04-12 New York, NY – Supper Studio at the Centre for Social Innovation