Today Ghettoblaster is pleased to announce that Denver-based powerhouse artist Anna Morsett releases her new Between Skies EP due out January 17, 2020 via Mod y Vi Records. The seven song collection is her first for Mod y Vi Records, the label responsible for releasing two of Nathaniel Rateliff’s critically acclaimed folk albums. It was mixed by Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens) and produced by Morsett and long time collaborator Joe Richmond. Equal parts love and loss, opportunity and closed doors, the Between Skies EP creates a fitting foundation for the peaks and troughs of what it means to be human.
Additionally, she’s shared with us a single from the EP, “Change of Address.” According to Morsett, this song is an exploration on ways to free oneself, whether it’s seeing yourself in a new light or leaving a physical space behind.
“This song is all about freeing yourself from who you might have been in the past, perhaps… in literally leaving a space behind, and seeing yourself in new light. The chorus is meant to refer to both the changing of actual address – if leaving home is what it takes to start over – and also in changing how you address yourself.”
Hailing originally from Olympia, Washington, Morsett is influenced as much by growing up in the Pacific Northwest as by her experiences traveling the globe as a guitar tech for artists such as Kaki King, Tallest Man On Earth and Devil Makes Three. Her intricate, immersive performance has landed opening spots with Cat Power, Nathaniel Rateliff + The Night Sweats and Margaret Glaspy and will kick off a fall tour with Charlie Cunningham, which begins next week (dates below).
A magnetic frontwoman and self-described introspective loner, this duality is a crucial piece of her aptly named new collection. Behemoth vocals, soaring synths, fragile guitars and driving bass provide the canvas for an artist breaking in a new brush and serves as territory for Morsett’s interior and exterior lives to merge.
The Still Tide Tour Dates
* = w/ Charlie Cunningham
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
9/13: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord*
9/15: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
9/16: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
9/17: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret*
9/20: Fort Collins, CO @ Fort Collins Armory*
9/21: Denver, CO @ Globe Hall*
9/23: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry*
9/24: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s*
9/26: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground*
9/27: Montreal, ON @ Phi Centre*
9/28: Boston, MA @ Red Room at Cafe 939*
9/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Boots & Saddle*
10/1: Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub*
10/2: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*
Photo by Anthony Isaac.