Alaska Reid Announces New Album, Shares “Back To This”

Alaskan Reid2020 EP by big bunny was an introduction to an artist whose deadpan melancholy relied on hazy guitars and an 80s Americana interested in highlighting the sordid side of Los Angeles. The fuzzy production, which Reid worked with alongside PC Music Chef AGspotlighted Reid – who had previously spent time making country music and playing in various bands – who duly invited listeners to come closer and hear the stories she had collected along the way.

Today, Reid announces details of his debut album Disenchanter, slated for July 14, and shares new song “Back To This.” The song was inspired by a hike in the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness, where Reid saw a group of forest service workers taking a break. There’s a wistful tone to the song as she watches the wildland firefighters and wonders what will become of her own life. “Walking through these dreams, I want to come back to them,” she sings. “Come with me, I can’t live if we don’t take risks.” It’s a song that sits somewhere between the sure embrace of nostalgia and the hazy excitement that the future promises, a back and forth given by Reid’s coolly detached vocals.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Reid explained the idea behind the song. “It was late summer and they looked happy and dusty. It was like daydreaming painted out of a classical painting,” Reid explains. other people, and writing is a way of bringing me closer to what it must be like to be someone else. So this song is about coming across a scene from someone else’s life and wanting to be a part of it, but it’s also about wondering if I’ve ever looked as cool or as dignified as those smoke bombs. I also had this idea of ​​looking back at a photo and wondering why, at the I didn’t feel like the version of myself looking back in the photo at the time.

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