Your Friend, guitarist, singer and songwriter Taryn Blake Miller, has finally announced a full-length debut.
After her self-recorded debut EP Jekyll/Hyde in 2014, Miller toured for the first time (with Courtney Barnett) and performed at her first SXSW.
Her first full-length album, “Gumption,” will be out in January.
Miller started writing “Gumption” in her Kansas apartment in 2014. She used a field recorder while around her family’s farm in Dexter, Kansas, hoping to reclaim childhood memories and senses. Some of the sounds, like running water and engine noise, can be heard on the new album.
According to Miller:
“I paid attention to textures. I was trying to remove myself from an approach that I had followed before, but to be able to bring in that melodic element that is most inherent to me, and marry it with a more sonically meditative landscape.”
“I was sitting with myself so much, I got to know myself in ways I liked and ways I didn’t like,” Miller continued.
The first single off the album, “Heathering,” is a softly played and meandering indie dreampop that features gentle guitar hooks and Miller’s evenly parsed lyrics, as if there’s no better place to be than right now.
Listen to “Heathering” below: