With her new album For My Crimes due out at the end of this month via Bella Union and Sacred Bones, Marissa Nadler has shared “I Can’t Listen To Gene Clark Anymore” featuring Sharon Van Etten (listen below), this is the third single taken from the album.
“With memories, sensory stimuli can animate the inanimate and forever assign meaning to almost anything,” explains Nadler. “For me, this often happens with songs or musicians that have soundtracked a particular time in my life. One glimmer of certain songs can bring me right back to childhood, for instance. This song is about a more recent memory but the emotional time travel is real nonetheless. I think a lot of people can relate to the sentiment expressed in this song regardless of the specificity of the musical reference. Or at least that is my hope. For me it’s Gene Clark – for others – someone or something else. But, we’ve all been there. I like to turn those feelings into something beautiful as a way to process them and freeze them forever in time and space.”
Nadler adds: “I was over the moon to have Sharon Van Etten add vocals to this song. For me, because this is a fairly universal sentiment, I liked the idea of different voices expressing the same emotion. And to have it be one of my favourite singers and songwriters was a very cathartic experience for which I am truly grateful.”
Nadler will be playing a handful of US shows with the Decemberists in early October followed by the below European headline shows later in the month:
Tuesday 23th October – BRUSSELS – Botanique
Wednesday 24th October – AMSTERDAM – Bitterzoet
Thursday 25th October – PARIS – Point FMR
Friday 26th October – BERLIN – Musik & Frieden
Saturday 27th October – COPENHAGEN – Loppen
Monday 29th October – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
Tuesday 30th October – LONDON – St Mattias Church (Dalston)
For My Crimes will be released 28th September via Bella Union and Sacred Bones.