I feel ashamed that even though Basia Bulat is releasing her highly anticipated third album Tall Tall Shadow in September, this is the first I have heard of her and her music! It’s tragic really, but I don’t doubt there are so many more musicians out there that I should have discovered too by now! I’m getting there though… slowly but surely. Tall Tall Shadow was co-produced with Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Lawson and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire and from hearing the title track I can tell that it was a great combination of talent.
Tall Tall Shadow is apparently inspired in equal parts by tragic loss and abundant joy. The vocals seem to reflect that sentiment when her voice drops to heart felt melancholy wistfulness then soars with rich, warming soul. This song played in the background and I found myself pressing play each time it finished. To me, that’s a good sign; if you subconsciously put a song on repeat because it ends too soon!
Stream the track below and see if you do the same! The album is available for pre-order (links to the side) and Basia Bulat will play at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on Tuesday 13th August.