Winter has shared a new video for “crimson enclosure”, taken off her new album What Kind of Blue Are You?, released earlier this month on Bar/None Records (Yo La Tengo, Ivy). The new video comes on the heels of a sold out release show in Los Angeles at Zebulon, and ahead of an East Coast tour with Peel Dream Magazine that kicks off this weekend. On the decision to give “crimson enclosure” the video treatment, she explains “Crimson is my favorite song off the record. It’s heavy and fucked up. It’s pure saturation and sludge. A play on words with the classic “Crimson and Clover” it’s an anthem to the post-break up longing of an ex.”
For her new album, Samira Winter decamped to Studio 22 in L.A. with producer Joo Joo Ashworth (Automatic, Dummy, SASAMI) where the pair spent the many months of harsh uncertainty sharpening her songs into a fine point. “I felt like I was making music in a dark cave with an old friend and no one else existed,” Samira says of the process. Within that place of separation from the outside world, she was able to venture into the core of Winter, imbuing every musical choice with a confident intentionality, and newfound vulnerability. Whereas 2020’s Endless Space (Between You and I) was steeped in fairytale surrealism and springlike grace, What Kind of Blue Are You? is crystalline and spartan, songs stripped to their inner blue core – Winter’s smoldering shadow self.
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