Breanna Barbara share new single ‘Weaning’ taken from her new album Nothin’ But Time, out 11th November via Fuzz Club.
NYC’s Breanna Barbara shares new single ‘Weaning’, following recent cuts ‘Diamond Light’ and ‘Landslide’, the track is the third to be lifted from the incoming album Nothin’ But Time out 11th November on Fuzz Club. Barbara’s second full-length is a raw and immersive trip through the sounds of psychedelic rock and blues, anchored by her powerful vocals and unforgettable songwriting.
‘Weaning’ is the album’s soaring and cathartic closing track, a spine-tingling number ruminating on the need to wean ourselves off certain relationships and past versions of ourselves.
"Weaning is a song that's followed me throughout the years. When I go to record a new album I have mostly new songs but there are always a couple of older ones that will resurface from the vault.
In the past, I found myself in relationship after relationship and, once deep inside them, I would pretty consistently want out for one reason or another. It was a pattern I followed for years and had a lot of guilt surrounding it.
I think life in general requires us to wean off of certain relationships, starting with our own mother and all the way up to past versions of ourselves. For me this recording really captures the intensity and often pain that can come with grieving those relationships.”
On the video, director Velasco writes:
“When Breanna and I started talking about the concept for the video, the premise was to stay away from the cliche of the breaking up part and to focus on the transformation process of the person walking away from a relationship that is no longer working.
In that sense, the concept of weaning became crucial and so we thought on how to visually portray it. Transformation and evolution isn't easy, so we embraced that idea and added the element of being reborn, in a messy and even psychedelic process that concludes in a new empowered being that can feel very alien.
We also wanted to give it a bold and uneasy atmosphere and look, so we decided to shoot it on film and work with different frame rates, inspired by some of the great music videos from the 90s by Floria Sigismondi, one of my favourite music video directors.”
“Transformational moments when you are weaning off of someone or something can often feel very shaky, scary & even psychedelic at times. The word psychedelic literally means "mind revealing"
which I think is what is happening when the subconscious is revealing something to the conscious mind, that it's time for a change.”
Nothin’ But Time arrives following Breanna’s 2016 debut Mirage Dreams, a trio of critically acclaimed singles (most recently ‘New Moon’) and a number of collaborations with legendary trip-hop vanguard Tricky. As well as joining his US touring band as lead female vocalist, Breanna also did an official rework of his "When We Die" track and featured on the 2021 Lonely Guest album, ‘False Idols’. Whilst readying the new album, 2022 has so far seen Breanna tour the US with Zamrock legends W.I.T.C.H and Night Beats alongside headline tour dates of her own, return to SXSW and play a heap of hometown shows in NYC –
including recent dates with the likes of Delicate Steve and King Hannah.
For the recording of Nothin’ But Time, Barbara and her band returned to Nashville’s Bomb Shelter studio with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) – with whom she recorded ‘Mirage Dreams’. With musical contributions from Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Tall Juan, Derry DeBorja (Jason Isbell), and Champagne Superchillin’s Ben Trimble and Charles Garmendia, the album was put to tape in the months prior to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“I’d learned so much since the last time we were in the studio that I knew I could have a stronger voice getting back into the studio again.”
Nothin’ But Time reflects Barbara’s headlong journey into the world of psychedelic rock and pop, mixing these heady styles with her already established hard-driving blues-rock approach with warped theremin tones as well as celestial vibes courtesy of DeBorja’s own synth wizardry, as Barbara and her band sought out to create mind-expanding music that’s also firmly rooted in the real. “I wanted to make a record that reflected what was going on in the world and outside of myself, while exploring my sound more.”
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Nothin’ But Time out 11th November 2022 via Fuzz Club