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.