New York Folk Artist Eliza Edens Releases New Single “Westlawn Cemetery” — MP3 and PNJ
New York folk artist Eliza Edens has unveiled her new single “Westlawn Cemetery”.
The song, which can be heard below, is from Edens’ upcoming sophomore album. We will become the flowers. The 10-track album, co-produced by Pat Keen and Dexter Wolfe, is set to arrive on October 14.
Edens said this about the song:
“During the depths of the pandemic, I was hiding in my childhood home with my parents in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. I would go for walks every day, usually just up the street to a bucolic little cemetery where I formed many childhood memories – sledding, walking the dog, learning to drive. Meanwhile, while I was at home, it became apparent that my mother needed additional care due to her illness. One afternoon on one of my walks I started to think a lot about mortality, the irony of tombstones and the time she spent as a professional gardener tending to the earth and to make the world more beautiful in the most literal way. These thoughts swirled together, and this song came through after swirling around in a setting I learned from a Nick Drake song. My collaborator Pat came up with the idea of putting very thick low-end electronic drums on the song, which adds a felt heartbeat and weight to the song. It is about the difficulty of accepting change and death.
Pre-orders for We will become the flowers can be done here.
On October 18, Edens will have a record release show at The Sultan Room with special guests Hayfitz and Lily Talmers. Tickets for the show are on sale to the general public here.