Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi will release a new album on September 16th. Named Sonderlust, it will be his third full-length after 2014’s Lighght and his first big release since his live record, String Quartet: Live last year. The 10-track LP features production from Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor as well as drums by Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal).
For Kishi Bashi, who was a member of of Montreal, Sonderlust represents his most personal effort to date, one “forged through heartbreak” as he and his wife of 13 years struggled to stay afloat. “As I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes,” he said in a press statement. “I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.”
“This album is straight from my soul,” he added. “I questioned everything about what it means to love and desire. The difference between loving someone and being in love.”
Kishi Bashi has shared “Say Yeah,” stream it below.