Jesca Hoop released her 5th album, Stonechild, on Memphis Industries last July. Her It was perhaps the most critically acclaimed of her career to date. This month Jesca dropped a new double A side single consisting of two previously unreleased tracks from the Stonechild recording sessions. Check them out below!
The beautifully haunting and mesmerizing “Song For a Bygone Era”, and “Waking Andreas” come together under the name Stonechild Afterbirth, the tracks serve as a postscript to the album and are described by Jesca as follows:
“As I grow and travel on through life so do the those that I hold dear. It is not easy to let go of people places and things as life inevitably moves us on.. especially if safety and sacred was found. ‘Song For A Bygone Era’ is dedicated to my dear old friends and teachers ,Tony Berg, Blake Mills and Shawn Everett with whom I made my first four records.
“‘ Waking Andreas’ refers to the fault line that runs through California. If you have ever loved you have likely been troubled by love. Perhaps shaken to your core. I’m a California girl. I love deeply. The trouble for me comes in no small tremor.”
Hoop is currently on tour in the US through the end of 2019. She has announced a series of dates in 2020 with the beloved, Mercury Prize-winning UK band Elbow.