Half Waif announces new album with latest single ‘Ordinary Talk’
Half Waif, aka Nandi Rose, has announced the release of her new album The Caretaker.
The record, which will be released through ANTI- Records, on March 27, is comprised of 11 tracks and arrives as the follow-up to 2018 effort, Lavender.
“Recognising your own ordinariness can be depressing, or it can be a relief. In ‘Ordinary Talk’, I wanted to honour and celebrate my ordinariness as an incredible tool for making me feel less alone,” she said in a statement. “The song is a reassurance that feeling bad—or ‘ill’—isn’t something that needs to be corrected. There’s a depth of experience that comes from feeling emotions at their extremes. And it is, in fact, this vivid, varied messiness that makes us human and ordinary.”
She added: “The corresponding video, written in collaboration with director Kenna Hynes, tracks the progression from isolation to communion as we move from a tableau of a troupe of strange courtiers to the neon lights of a good old house party. And as the song shifts and melts away, the cast of characters follows and looks outward: up toward the vast night with its unsettling drift of stars, over a vista of coffee cups and blue TV screens and folded T-shirts—the million tiny moments that define our days.”
To coincide with the album news, Rose has released the record’s lead single, ‘Ordinary Talk’, which can be streamed below.