My Brightest Diamond Returns w/Oct. LP

 

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MP3 plus live video, below.

 

In the new My Brightest Diamond chamber pop album entitled, All Things Will Unwind (due October 18
on Asthmatic Kitty), Shara Worden sings from her Detroit homestead about class
differences, the complexity of the atom, the beginning & end of time, and
the experience of becoming a mother.  Composed exclusively for the chamber
ensemble yMusic (who you may have seen with Bon Iver, Antony & the
Johnsons, The New York Philharmonic & Rufus Wainwright), My Brightest
Diamond reaches into a wide range of influences including Roberta Flack, Edith
Piaf and Tom Waits. Collaborating with visual artist Shoplifter (MOMA, Bjork,
Nico Muhly), the album art captures Worden celebrating neutrinos flying from
the sun.

 

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As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara
Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences
thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center
to the House of Blues.  She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker
My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dessner (The
National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and each of
The Decemberists among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who’ve
fallen in love with Worden’s mystical voice and mythic storytelling.

 

 

ASTW Presents | My Brightest Diamond & yMusic | Live @ MusicNOW 2011 from A Story Told Well on Vimeo.

 

 

Growing up outside of Detroit
in a family of musical evangelists, Worden studied multiple instruments (her
father is an acclaimed accordionist and mother an organist). She became equally
passionate about classical and Motown, later pursuing a degree in Opera at the University of North Texas where she wrote and recorded
original material for the first time.  After moving to New
York by way of Moscow,
Worden recorded three albums before joining the ranks of Sufjan Stevens Illinoisemakers. 
She then expanded her  musical education further by studying composition
under Padma Newsome (Clogs, The National), and turned out several scores for
off-Broadway productions.

 

 

Having recently returned to Detroit, planted a garden and given birth to
a son, Worden’s latest offering, All
Things Will Unwind
, draws inspiration from the motor city itself.

 

More folk inspired than much of her recent work the new
album addresses the juxtaposition of life and death, class and race, pantries
and politics-as heard through the lullaby of a new mother.

 

Tracklisting:

 

1. We Added it Up – 4:05

2. Reaching Through to the Other Side – 3:42

3. In The Beginning – 4:20

4. Escape Routes – 3:28

5. Be Brave – 4:17

6. She Does Not Brave the War – 4:05

7. Ding Dang – 2:31

8. There Is a Rat – 4:09

9. High Low Middle – 3:34

10. Everything is in Line – 4:32

11. I Have Never Loved Someone – 3:39

 

 

 

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