In 2016, French-Canadian cartoonist/musician Geneviève Castrée died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. In response to her passing, her husband Phil Elverum released the heartbreaking Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked at Me last year. Now, he’s revealed another collection confessional songs about his loss.
Like Crow, new album Now Only sees Elverum continue to deliver raw, confessional lyrics that are straightforward and ten without metaphor. As a result, the album will undoubtedly serve as another haunting and highly emotional listen.
To kick things f, Elverum has shared “Distortion.” The 11-minute song features highly personal stories about death, sex and self-analysis, all perched atop a hypnotic acoustic guitar.
Listen to “Distortion” below.
Now Only will arrive on March 30 through P.W. Elverum and Sun. You can also see all Mount Eerie’s upcoming tour dates below, including a stop in Vancouver on the album’s release date.
1. Tintin in Tibet
3. Now Only
5. Two Paintings by Nikolai Astrup
6. Crow pt. 2
01/19 Auckland, NZ – Academy Cinemas
01/21 Perth, AU – Mojos
01/23 Sydney, AU – City Recital Hall
01/24 Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Recital Centre
01/25 Castlemaine, AU – Theatre Royal
02/22 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall (Two Performances)
03/22 Maspeth, NY – Knockdown Center
03/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
03/29 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
03/30 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre