Mutual Benefit Shares Stunning Video For Surreal “Dreamers”
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:48:32
Mutual Benefit, aka Jordan Lee, is set to release a new album, the poetically titled Skip A Sinking Stone. The singer songwriter who developed a reputation with the outstanding Love’s Crushing Diamond, a genuine album of openness and sincerity that represented something pure of heart in a skeptical industry, is back with a refinement of tone that once again distinguishes the artist as a unique force within genre.
On Skip A Sinking Stone, tracks like the exquisitely tender "The Hereafter" explore themes of impermanence once again, but with a more subtle stroke and with a sense of nuance that artists often wait years to accomplish. Dreamy natural tones echo across through personal spaces, hemmed well with the urban realities of Lee’s time in Brooklyn, where he served a residency at Silent Barn.
Stone is shaped by collaborations with friends and recurring members of Mutual Benefit’s rotating cast: further recording work was done with Mutual Benefit drummer Dillon Zahner in Boston and violinist Jake Falby in New Hampshire, and the record contains guitar by Mike Clifford, vocals from Lee’s sister Whitney (also a touring member of the band following Diamond), flute by Noah Klein (Cuddle Formation) on “Getting Gone,” and keys by Dan Goldberg (The Spookfish). And while there is a sense of the collective consciousness on this album, the vision is singular, zen-like, and transcendentally good.
ARTISTdirect Interviews invited Mutual Benefit to introduce the beautiful video “Lost Dreamers” to steal a glance of the process, and thinking behind another captivating episode from the project.
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