As Florist, Emily Sprague magnifies diminutive moments with grace and consideration. Her new album, Emily Alone, is out on July 26. We've already heard its tranquil lead single "Shadow Bloom," and today, Sprague is sharing one more just ahead of the full project. It's a track called "Celebration" that navigates the verdant space between a field recording and a folk song. Opening as an undulating stream of consciousness, "Celebration" shapeshifts its way to a total relinquishment of corporeal form altogether, in favor of a greater elemental understanding.
"'Celebration' is a love song for darkness and the peaceful end to all things. A song in three movements: reality, fantasy, memory," Sprague told The FADER. "In a lot of ways this song is the thesis to Emily Alone. Minimal arrangements - acoustic guitars, synthesizers, and voice accompanied by the ambient sounds of earth. Birds and water. The song begins with an experience of the now. It falls into imagining the way that things will always return to what they should be. It ends with a burial of negative forms and the acceptance of a beautiful new path towards growing from nothing."
Stream "Celebration" below, and browse through Florist's upcoming North American tour dates. Emily Alone is out July 26 via Double Double Whammy.
Florist 2019 tour dates:
07/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Pico-Union Project
07/27 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
07/29 Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room (Crystal Ballroom)
07/30 Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
08/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
08/5 Cambridge, MA @ The Great Scott
08/6 Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
08/8 Troy, NY @ The Church
08/10 Ft. Wayne, IN @ B-Side (One Lucky Guitar)
08/11 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
08/12 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
08/13 Allentown, PA @ Soft Machine Gallery
08/14 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
08/15 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
08/16 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
08/17 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
08/19 Atlanta, GA @ 529