Lindsay Munroe / Releases Widely Acclaimed Debut EP 'Our Heaviness'
Lindsay Munroe has released debut EP 'Our Heaviness', bringing a release cycle to close that has seen the Manchester songwriter gain praise from the likes of Sharon Van Etten, The Line of Best Fit and many, many more.
“I wrote ‘Our Heaviness' over a six month period that included a decision to leave the conservative religious environment I was part of and a relationship breakdown”, Munroe explains.
“The record is a reflection on the process of deconstructing a life and building it back from new foundations. It came from a place of strength and newfound freedom.”
Munroe is a captivating new artist. At once assured and startlingly vulnerable, her music invites you into her world, but on her terms.
Lead single ‘Mirror’ found Munroe battling against body image struggles over dynamic guitars and insistent percussion, whilst follow up ‘Split’ indulged in the guttural discomfort of early PJ Harvey. ‘River’, the final single to precede the EP, detoured to more electronic pastures, Munroe experimenting with celestial textures to create a boundless expanse blessed with a glistening light.
‘Our Heaviness’ is named after a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke. The final stanza reads: “This what things can teach us: To fall, Patiently to trust our heaviness; Even a bird has to do that before she can fly”
Now at ease with previous sources of discomfort, Munroe is ready to take up space and flourish. Watch her soar!
Praise for 'Our Heaviness'
“A raw and devastating reckoning with pain”
The Line of Best Fit
“Munroe carries on Manchester’s longstanding history of producing exciting songwriters”
Record of The Day
"Aches and yearns with emotive reckoning”
London in Stereo
“Munroe is reminiscent of a mix between Mitski and Angel Olsen”
Get in Her Ears
“This record is not about ridding oneself of heaviness; it’s about trusting the heaviness, knowing that its presence makes up your own weight. ”