Native Tongue writer Jen Cloher has today released her fourth studio album.
The bulk of the self titled album was recorded in October 2016 by Greg Walker amidst the rolling greenery of rural Australia. The band that first played together on Cloher’s acclaimed third album, the Australian Music Prize nominated “In Blood Memory”, are now bold and assured. These are songs of distance and songs of driving, they are split here and there by the melodic intricacy of guitarist Courtney Barnett while drummer Jen Sholakis and bassist Bones Sloane add weight and space, playing only what is needed, leaving room for the songs to breathe, transform and soar.
The record was completed in March 2017 with Tom Schick at Jeff Tweedy’s famous ‘Loft’ Studios in the depths of Chicago’s winter.
Jen is touring Australia later this month.
“Jen Cloher” is available now through Milk! Records.
“The live performance aspect of Jen Cloher makes it immediate and compelling on first listen, but it is also a textured, nuanced affair, one whose many artistic pleasures only intensify as you listen more.” – The Saturday Paper
“A slow-burning masterpiece from a first-class songwriter.” – The Guardian