Widowspeak (pictured) share the title track from their upcoming album Plum, to be released August 28 via Captured Tracks. On ‘Plum’, the duo – singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas – reflect on the Japanese philosophy, Wabi-Sabi, that celebrates the way things are rather than how they should be. As the seemingly perfect fruit begins to rot throughout the video, Hamilton comes to the sanguine recognition that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect as she sings “no one is old, nothing is young.”
Molly Hamilton on ‘Plum’: “I wrote “Plum” about wanting to be more comfortable and casual with thoughts I tend to avoid. Especially when I’m feeling very out-of-step with the world, there’s no use in being nostalgic for “the end of an era” or being afraid of what could happen. But, avoiding the present is kind of my default. I’m trying to be more aware that everyone is on its own trajectory, in its own time, slowly becoming something or becoming nothing.”
Preorder Plum here.