Audio clip and details from Dar Williams' My Better Self
By James Wray Aug 4, 2005, 11:17 GMT
Lyrically MY BETTER SELF is a political album, in the most personal way. It combines songs of love and hate with tales that illustrate some of the many social and environmental issues that Dar Williams holds dear to her heart. “I’m thinking about where we are right now in history,” Williams says. “The other common theme to this record is that the songs all put stuff I find important out ...more
We have added an audio clip and some details from Dar Williams' forthcoming album My Better Self.
My Better Self was recorded in Woodstock, New York’s Allaire Studios’ “cathedral of sound” and consists of ten original tracks and three aptly chosen cover songs including “Comfortably Dumb” by Pink Floyd. The album, produced by Stewart Lerman (The Roches, Loudon Wainwright), includes amazing guest performances by Soulive, Ani DiFranco, Marshall Crenshaw and Patty Larkin. It continues an evolution in the sound and vibe from Dar’s previous albums. The songs on this record are filled with blasts of guitar, xylophones meshing with organs, and interesting musical nuances that stretch across the record’s landscape. In a way, this can be described as an updated version of a classic ‘70s record, the type that headphones were created for.
Read more and listen to a track from My Better Self.