Cross Record have released the song “Basket,” on which lies a fair amount of twists and turns. The dreamy synthpop song keeps a steady pace for just about 3 minutes, then throws in a phalanx of guitar and noise that crash together for several seconds before Emily Cross’ heavenly voice fades out for good.
Listen to “Basket”on Soundcloud:
“Basket” is off Cross Record’s upcoming album, “Wabi Sabi” which is a Japanese aesthetic that focuses on accepting imperfection. Cross uses that mindset as she sings repeated lines about the construction of a basket to symbolize parenthood.
Cross Record plays a record-release show in Austin, Texas, at the Mohawk on Saturday, Feb. 6. Wabi-Sabi will be out on Ba Da Bing Records on Jan. 29.
Also, check out KLRU’s documentary on Cross Record from 2014.