- 03 Mar 21
The album will be available April 9th, via Nonesuch Records.
Americana/folk legend Rhiannon Giddens has shared a new single from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album They're Calling Me Home, featuring her partner, Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi.
The intimate accompanying video for Giddens' latest single, 'Waterbound', was filmed between the beaches of Ireland and a recording session at a small studio. The track is a reimagining of a 1920's tune, and sees Giddens herself playing the fiddle.
Giddens and Turrisi both usually live in Ireland part-time, but have been here a full year now, due to the pandemic. Drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland during lockdown, they fuse the varying genres of traditional music and Giddens' unique voice to make ethereal modern folk.
Giddens and Turrisi decamped to Hellfire Studios to record these songs over six days. The twelve-track album explores themes of the comfort of home, as well as the metaphorical "call home" of death, which has been a tragic reality for so many during the COVID-19 crisis.
In the past two years, Giddens has received another Grammy nomination for her 2019 album there is no Other, also created with Francesco. She performed on The Today Show, and wrote an opera about one of the last slaves to be brought to America, which will debut this spring. She is also the new Artistic Director of Yo-Yo Ma's 'Silkroad Ensemble', and received the inaugural Legacy Award at the Americana Awards and Honors in Nashville.
Watch the 'Waterbound' video below.