v.v. lightbody (record release)
Chicago’s V.V. Lightbody coined herself as “nap rock”, but she’s the first to admit how much her sound is changing. Make a Shrine or Burn It, her much-anticipated Sophomore LP, comes out May 1st, 2020 on Acrophase records.
Make a Shrine or Burn It is V.V. Lightbody’s most deliberate work yet. Much like the title, she leaves cryptic metaphors behind, delivering songs with a stunning and almost bone-dry vocal. The album explores the chaos of short-yet-meaningful relationships, anti-jealousy, existential dread, bliss, anger, and the acceptance of reality. Expect to hear dark acoustic guitars, tight snares, unhinged Farfisa solos, and in the place of flutes, stabbing saxophones. MASOBI features cinematic string sections by Macie Stewart of OHMME, whose tear-worthy arrangements were recently featured on Whitney’s Valleys. Engineered by Dave Vettraino (Lala
Lala, Makaya McCraven, Deeper), the record features some of Chicago’s most talented musicians who often accompany her on stage.
V.V. Lightbody (Vivian McConnell) is a staple of the Chicago Music Scene. She has opened for Whitney, Jeff Tweedy, Gia Margaret, Haley Heynderickx, Tasha, Bedouine, Shannon Lay, and OHMME. She recently became a touring member of Lala Lala and has accompanied Chicago acts such as Divino Niño, Accessory (Jason Balla of DEHD), and OHMME.
V.V. will be playing SXSW this year as well as touring in May to support Make a Shrine or Burn It.
For Fans Of: Cate Le Bon, Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, OHMME
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Sa is a queer country singer-songwriter currently living in Chicago, IL.