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Humans’ Worst Habits

by Crake
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Led by enigmatic songwriter Rowan Sandle, Crake is driven by her endless curiosity. Armed with her gently cracking vocal, and inspiration from writers like Shirley Jackson and Nan Shepherd, she sings of crinoids, slime mould and pussy willow. When they supported Buck Meek at Brudenell Social Club, Buck found himself so beguiled by Sandle and her band that he invited them to support Big Thief on their UK and EU tour in 2019. Crake duly obliged and have been building towards their debut full-length ever since.

Much of the forthcoming album revolves around the death of Sandle’s friend Anna, who died in Syria after being hit by a Turkish air strike. Anna was working for a woman’s liberation group in the war-stricken country when the tragedy took place. ‘Humans’ Worst Habits’ explores the grief that followed and the lessons learnt from dealing with such a significant loss. Sandle does, however, find space to explore more themes alongside this grief, such as cruelty and queer nature. On lead single Winter’s Song she acknowledges the cruelty and coldness that exists within us all, and questions how we can continue to grow and love whilst remaining true to that. Speaking about the track, she said: “Winter’s Song is about the absolute mundane beauty of being fallible. It's a true story, I saw the moon rise but swore it was the sun setting. I think about this line a lot: “keep a little coldness in you, just wear it soft and gentle”

Released: May 2022
Cat: FIKA090LP
Label: Fika

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Tracklist

1. Amy & Ty
2. Bobbie
3. Lamb’s Tail
4. Sargasso Sea
5. Humans’ Worst Habits
6. Winter’s Song
7. Jesus 
8. Rabbit
9. Funny Love
10. Natalie pt. 2
11. Sisters
12. Ty & Amy

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