Land Of Talk – Loving

Land of Talk, the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell, release their first new album in seven years, Life After Youth, on May 19 via Saddle Creek.

Produced and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes), and featuring Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Sparks), and The Besnard Lakes, the album is a collection of songs that sees Powell in the finest voice of her career, and reuniting with original Land of Talk drummer Bucky Wheaton.

This week, Land of Talk followed up the previously shared singles, Inner Lover and This Time, with the third single Loving featuring the heavenly harmonies of Sharon Van Etten.

From Montreal to Orillia to Toronto to New Jersey (where she recorded with Agnello) and back to Montreal again, the story of Life After Youth resembles one of those Raiders of the Lost Ark maps with the red routing lines bouncing back and forth into a blur- “which is kind of like what my brain is like,” Powell says with a laugh. But from that mental and geographic scramble, a work of great focus and clarity has emerged. To paraphrase the late David Bowie, it’s been seven years, and Powell’s brain hurt a lot. But she stands today as the patient-zero case study for Life After Youth’s therapeutic powers.

Life After Youth is out May 19 on Saddle Creek. Pre-order here.