- 21 Jan 20
The lead single from upcoming album 'Birthmarks' is beautifully haunting.
Hilary Woods has just announced her new album Birthmarks, out March 13 and released the lead single 'Tongues of Wild Boar.'
Birthmarks was written over the course of two years, and recorded while Woods was heavily pregnant. It has been described as "a labour of intensity and intuition." In it, Hilary Woods explores the oscillating and volatile processes of selfhood and becoming, hidden gestational growth, and the birthing of the Self, amid continuous social and personal change.
The former JJ72 bassist collaborated with Norwegian experimental noise producer and filmmaker Lasse Marhaug on the record, which includes sounds like field recordings, hushed vocals, analogue bass synthesizers and cello.
'Tongues of Wild Boar' is a dark and entrancing single that blends pounding bass and cello with her haunting voice. Speaking about the track, Woods said: "For me, 'Tongues of Wild Boar' is fierce, pliable and incessant. Navigating emotionally charged states of discomfort and becoming, it is a song deeply lodged in the body that yearns to surface for air and escape its own shadow."