"Adrianne Lenker has been writing songs since she was 10 years old. Her 'back story' has been well documented in various interviews and profiles for Big Thief over the last 3 years. Despite, or more likely because of the constant touring and studio work, the last few years have been some of the most prolific for Lenker as a writer. With little regard for standard album cycle practice or the idea of resting at all, Lenker set out to make a document. Songs can be slippery and following 2+ years on the road with Big Thief, Lenker felt a growing need to document this particular time in her life in an intimate, immediate way. 'I want to archive the songs in their original forms every few years,' Lenker explained, ahead of the album’s release. 'My first solo record I made was Hours Were the Birds. I had just turned 21 and moved to New York City where I was sleeping in a warehouse, working in a restaurant and photographing pigeons. Now five years later, another skin is being shed.' The songs chosen for this collection were the songs that felt the most alive in the room. These are not castaways or B-sides. Some appeared in different future forms - notably on Big Thief’s U.F.O.F LP - some did not. The thread that connects these songs is not something that can easily be put down in words. Intuition connects these songs. They are a record of a time." - Saddle Creek
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