Emerging Brooklyn-based four-piece Big Thief will release their debut full-length record Masterpiece on May 27 through Saddle Creek. Having already previewed the album tracks Real Love and the title track, Masterpiece, they return this week with Humans, the forthcoming albums gripping third single. When asked to share the meaning behind the track, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Adrianne Lenker shared this:
“That state of confusion immediately after you’ve been vulnerable with someone who sees you with total acceptance and unconditional love, and your veils and defenses dissolve piece by piece, until there is nothing left to hide behind. How treacherous that feels. Waking up the morning after and wanting to run away, panicking, but also feeling an instinctual need to grow past your own limitations. When you’re fooling yourself you can’t look in the mirror straight on, and when you can’t see yourself, you can’t see another, and you’re lost to love.”
Masterpiece arrives May 27 on Saddle Creek. Listen to Humans up top.