Taken from her forthcoming album ‘I saw the light’, out in 20th November via Father/Daughter records, Raisin is the new single from Omaha singer-songwriter Anna McClennan.
Of the song, Anna says: “I have long romanticized the idea of jumping off a cliff, and categorized it as the perfect metaphor for letting go. If I could only take that leap of faith, I’d awaken.”
“I’d been wanting to capture the idea in song for awhile and thought it would be a much longer/more epic endeavor. And I’m sure there is still much more to say about it. In ‘Raisin’ though, upon jumping, the subject appears to float and become weightless. Never actually landing at all.”
The song has this rather lovely partly tumbling, partly dramatic stabs in the accompaniment, with these warm basslines and oscillating organ. Joined to give it this slightly theatrical feel are saxophones, a variety of percussion and spidery piano, which adds up to something that’s unusual, familiar and frankly, lovely,
Pre-order I saw first light here: http://www.fatherdaughterrecords.com/artists/anna-mcclellan