Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary Lab

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Label: CONCORD
Catalog: CRE01816
Format: CD

Grammy Award-winning artist extraordinaire Esperanza Spalding released her new album, Songwrights Apothecary Lab, in September 2021 on Concord Records "Songwright's Apothecary Lab" features 12 pieces of music created and recorded over the past several months in her traveling lab in collaboration with a variety of musicians, researchers and practitioners. Each song was designed to have a specific effect on the listener, from grounding them in a moment of chaos and de-escalating interpersonal aggression to helping them cope with the feelings of sadness and loneliness brought on by the pandemic The Songwrights Apothecary Lab is a curated portal for new work that has emerged from Spalding's collaborative practice over the past several years, exploring how songwriters can meaningfully incorporate therapeutic practices and knowledge into their process and production. The researchers and practitioners who have participated in the labs specialize in a variety of fields, from neuroscience and music therapy to psychology and ethnomusicology. Pitchfork describes Spalding's recent work as "a vessel for boundless creativity and experimentation," and her 2019 album 12 Little Spells earned her a fourth GRAMMY Award. Grammy Award-winning artist extraordinaire Esperanza Spalding has announced her new album Songwrights Apothecary Lab, to be released on Concord Records. Songwrights Apothecary Lab features 12 pieces of music created and recorded over the past several months in her traveling laboratory in collaboration with a variety of musicians, researchers and practitioners. Each song was designed to have a specific effect on the listener, from grounding in a moment of chaos and de-escalating interpersonal aggression to coping with the feelings of sadness and loneliness brought on by the pandemic The Songwrights Apothecary Lab is a curated portal for new work that has emerged from Spalding's collaborative practice over the past several years, exploring how songwriters can meaningfully incorporate therapeutic practices and knowledge into their process and production. The researchers and practitioners who have participated in the Labs specialize in a variety of fields, from neuroscience and music therapy to psychology and ethnomusicology Pitchfork describes Spalding's recent work as "a vessel for boundless creativity and experimentation," and her 2019 album 12 Little Spells earned her a fourth GRAMMY Award.

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