Marissa Nadler shares new single featuring Sharon Van Etten
With her new album For My Crimes due out at the end of this month via Bella Union and Sacred Bones, Marissa Nadler has shared “I Can’t Listen To Gene Clark Anymore”, the third single taken from the album. “With memories, sensory stimuli can animate the inanimate and forever assign meaning to almost anything,” explains Nadler. “For me, this often happens with songs or musicians that have soundtracked a particular time in my life. One glimmer of certain songs can bring me right back to childhood, for instance. This song is about a more recent memory but the emotional time travel is real nonetheless. I think a lot of people can relate to the sentiment expressed in this song regardless of the specificity of the musical reference. Or at least that is my hope. For me it’s Gene Clark – for others – someone or something else. But, we’ve all been there. I like to turn those feelings into something beautiful as a way to process them and freeze them forever in time and space.” Nadler adds: “I was over the moon to have Sharon Van Etten add vocals to this song. For me, because this is a fairly universal sentiment, I liked the idea of different voices expressing the same emotion. And to have it be one of my favourite singers and songwriters was a very cathartic experience for which I am truly grateful.”
With the sound of turmoil giving way to truth, “Gene Clark” and the rest of the songs on For My Crimes stare down the dark realisation that love may not be enough to keep two people together through distance and differing needs. By asking these difficult questions about her relationships, Nadler has found a stronger sense of self and a sharper voice as both a songwriter and a vocalist, culminating in her most evocative entry in an already impressive discography.
For My Crimes will be released 28th September via Bella Union and Sacred Bones and is available to preorder here.