Fenne Lily has announced the release of her new album, ‘Big Picture’, due for release on 14th April.
The album is the follow up to her 2020 release ‘BREACH’, and is previewed by new single ‘Lights Light Up’. Recorded live in co-producer Brad Cook’s North Carolina studio, the album was mixed by Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and features contributions from Christian Lee Hutson and Katy Kirby.
“Writing this album was my attempt at bringing some kind of order to the disaster that was 2020,” Lily said in a press release. “By documenting the most vulnerable parts of that time, I felt like I reclaimed some kind of autonomy.”
The single ‘Lights Light Up’ is an intimate reflection on the complexities of love, and the difficulty of letting go. Fenne explains, “I’d never really written about love in the present tense before this, but even though I was still in love and not thinking about the end, there was something else going on subconsciously that led to a song about moving on before the moving on had begun. When it came time to record, the band and I had been playing it live for a while and it’d become something joyful and positive, but when I started recording vocals, the lyrics made me cry. By that point the song was over a year old and I thought those wounds had healed but I guess it hurt to admit I’d been letting go of something while still trying to hold on.”