Diggin’ This: Beth Orton – “Fractals” (Partisan Records)

 

A beautiful new song that pairs Beth’s ruminative folk vocals with an unexpectedly vivacious percussive jazz bounce.

 

Image via bethorton.bandcamp.com

 

 

As someone who has loved the music of Beth Orton ever since first hearing the wondrous “She Cries Your Name” and her equally wondrous Chem Bros collaborations, I’m excited for her new album, her first in six years, Weather Alive.

 

 

Her latest single from the project, “Fractals,” boasts an impressive line-up of talent; it features saxophone from Alabaster DePlume, drums from Tom Skinner (who plays with Sons of Kemet and the Thom Yorke-fronted trio The Smile), bass from Tom Herbert (who plays with The Invisible), and the musician and composer Shahzad Ismaily.

 

 

Beth Orton – “Fractals”

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Alive is out September 23 via Partisan Records.

 

 

 

 

Pre-order it here.

 

 

 

 

Check out more from my favorite songs from Beth Orton here

 

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more of my favorite music from Partisan Records here

 

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listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here