Last year, Jenn Wasner stepped away temporarily from Wye Oak to share Head of Roses, a new project as Flock of Dimes. The project was a skillful and heartfelt expanse of indie rock tradition to include pop music (most clearly on "Two," the album's third track).
None of the project's moments are as full-on Carly Rae Jepsen-ified as "Pure Love," the A-side of the new double single from Flock of Dimes. Its sincere embrace of mall pop tropes and left-field production flourishes makes the track a hard one to resist.
Read Wasner's statement on "Pure Love" below:
After spending so much time over the past two years sitting with my grief—both personally and creatively—I’m thrilled to offer up two songs that center joy, hopefulness, and pleasure. What can I say about “Pure Love”? It's a fun pop song about how wanting more is the cause of so much suffering! To me, overall, it’s a song about reaching for a more pure way of being--finding a way to accept our humanity and all of its failures and imperfections so that we can be at peace for a little while while we’re alive. It is also, hopefully, a lot of fun.
This April, Flock of Dimes will embark on a brief tour of the United States. Find those shows below following streams of "Pure Love" and "Time," out today via Sylvan Esso's label Psychic Hotline.
Flock of Dimes Tour Dates
4/28 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall
4/29 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
4/30 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
5/1 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
5/3 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
5/4 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Zone 1