Neighbor Lady Shares Stunning New Single “Feel It All The Time”

On July 1 the Georgia-based band Neighbor Lady will release their new album For The Birds. Today the band has revealed a new single off the LP, “Feel It All The Time.” A hypnotic torch ballad, the song lulls the listener into an eerie dreamworld with a repeated broken chord played on piano while vocalist Emily Braden entreats the listener to “take it or leave it all.” The keys suddenly start smashing together discordantly in a swell of cacophonous noise. It appears out of nowhere and recedes just as quickly, its absence foregrounding Braden’s quavering voice as she sings over a colorful arrangement of psychedelic strings and horns: “Don’t make it easy on me/ I can handle it.”

Neighbor Lady previously shared the infectious and playful single “Felt” and before that “Haunting.”

Once primarily associated with indie-country, on For The Birds, Neighbor Lady push the boundaries of their music into more atmospheric and even unconventional realms, with songs that are just as inspired by the ornately arranged storytelling of Andy Shauf as the baroque experimentalism of Scott Walker. While gorgeous top-line melodies, spirited rock hooks, and Braden’s richly emotive vocals (and plenty of twang) remain the core components of their sound, on For the Birds, Neighbor Lady expands their purview to encompass an elegant style of lush and textural guitar pop sprinkled with, as Braden puts it, with “reverb and magic.” For The Birds was mixed by Noah Georgeson, whom the band admired for this work with Shauf, Cate Le Bon, Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsom—“Albums that kind of have their own little universes,” says guitarist Jack Blauvelt. “And that’s how we tried to treat this one, with all the tiny magical noises in between things.”

Photo Courtesy: Ben Rouse