The Weather Station Unveils ‘Atlantic’ Single

By Nate Todd Jan 7, 2021 2:33 pm PST

The Weather Station, fronted by singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman, shared a new single, “Atlantic.” The song will land on The Weather Station’s forthcoming album, Ignorance, due out on February 5 via Fat Possum.

Ignorance marks the first time Lindeman composed on piano rather than guitar. The record is “sensuous, ravishing, as hi-fi a record as Lindeman has ever made, breaking into pure pop at moments, at others a dense wilderness of notes; a deeply rhythmic and painful record that feels more urgent and clear than her work ever has. The natural world is everywhere on this record, intruding with force and poignancy,” as per a press release.

Lindeman, who hails from Toronto, co-produced Ignorance with Montreal producer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire). The LP features contributions from Kieran Adams (drums, percussion), Ben Whiteley (bass), Philippe Melanson (percussion), Brodie West (saxophone), Ryan Driver (flute), Johnny Spence (keys) and Christine Bougie (guitar) with Lindeman adding piano and guitar as well.

Tamara spoke about working with the band on “Atlantic” and also detailed the feeling behind the song in a statement. Read her words below:

Trying to capture something of the slipping feeling I think we all feel, the feeling of dread, even in beautiful moments, even when you’re a little drunk on a sea cliff watching the sun go down while seabirds fly around you; that slipping feeling is still there, that feeling of dread, of knowing that everything you see is in peril. I feel like I spend half my life working on trying to stay positive. My whole generation does. But if you spend any time at all reading about the climate situation circa now, positivity and lightness are not fully available to you anymore; you have to find new ways to exist and to see, even just to watch the sunset. I tried to make the band just go crazy on this one, and they did. This is one where the music really makes me see the place in my mind; the flute and the guitar chasing each other, wheeling around like birds, the drums cliff like in their straightness; I love the band on this one.

“Atlantic” arrived with an accompanying music video. Watch it below:

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