Quarter-Life Crisis, Ryan Hemsworth’s new collaborative project, has shared “Waterfall” featuring Hovvdy’s Charlie Martin. Quarter-Life Crisis’ debut EP also features collaborations with Frances Quinlan (Hop Along), Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), Claud and Yohuna. Collaboration is paramount to Hemsworth’s process, and though he produced all of the live instrumentation on the album, he left the lyrics and intention of the song up to the contributors. The resulting collection shape-shifts from track-to-track, taking on new personalities as it moves between artists.
Of the track Martin said “Ryan doesn’t know it but this was my first experience writing to someone else’s music. I’m a big fan of his previous work, and it was really exciting to hear him sort of meeting me in the middle style-wise. there are so many hidden gems in the production. lyrically it explores a parallel i’ve been feeling lately: the difficulty of understanding and feeling understood and how sometimes that struggle almost mirrors the state of the planet. it’s like a downward spiraling feedback loop where any optimism feels like a triumph.”
Quarter-Life Crisis’ self-titled debut EP is available for pre-order now with black and limited edition red vinyl out on December 4th via Saddle Creek.