Big Thief have officially confirmed their forthcoming double album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You.
The record is set for release next year on February 11th. So far, there’s not much information officially confirmed aside from the title, release date, and album cover.
In a recent interview with Mojo, they did appear to tease a bit about the record. The album is set to feature 20 tracks. After a two-week quarantine in the Vermont woods in July 2020, Big Thief recorded the songs in four different locations.
“We accumulated so many songs that we loved, maybe about 50,” Big Thief frontwoman Adrianne Lenker says. “Twenty could be whittled down to 12, but not 50.”
There were reportedly so many songs that they considered releasing two albums in one year, like they did in 2019 with U.F.O.F. and Two Hands. Instead, Buck Meek says they decided to focus “on different chunks of songs… that were stylistically, or thematically, connected.”
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“I’ve noticed that a lot of this record is more uplifting and hopeful,” Lenker continued. “Which is funny, given the time we’re in. And there’s more acceptance of the self and of the whole paradigm we’re in. The mysteries of humanity and how it’s all unfolding. I’ll probably be writing about that until I die!”
The tracklist has yet-to-be-confirmed, but Big Thief have already debuted two album tracks live: “Red Moon” and “Spud Infinity.” Check out footage of those below.
Recent singles “Change,” “Certainty,” “Little Things,” and “Sparrow” are likely all on the album. They also debuted a dark, brooding single called “Dragon” live at the Pitchfork Music Festival. On the tune, Big Thief stray from their softer, melancholic sound and dive into more of an emo-tinged anthem.
“Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You” is the name of a track that frontwoman Adrianne Lenker played on a solo tour back in 2019.