Both singer/pianist Lacrymosa and Brooklyn indie-pop outfit Bodies Be Rivers are new names to PressPLAY OK. The two parties have collaborated for a new EP, Light Falls, offering contributions to each others’ work in the loveliest way. That comes good on Quiet Weather, a haunting and elegiac piano-driven track that finds moving beauty in its sparseness.
About the track, Lacrymosa says: “Quiet Weather was inspired by a passage from Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek about the notorious ‘kayak sickness’ that plagues the Greenland Eskimos. The Eskimos, while hunting seals, sit still in their boats — so still that occasionally they are no longer able to discern between water and sky, and this sends them into a temporary horror-stricken paralyzation. At the time, as I was writing this song, I was challenged by a particular relationship and trying to open myself up to it. Occasionally, in thinking about it, I’d have these intense mini attacks of disorientation and doubt, and I likened these moments to the sickness the Eskimos experience.”
It’s desperately moving stuff, and you can hear it below.