Release Date 04/27/2018
When Nandi Rose Plunkett (Half Waif) wrote and recorded Lavender, her grandmother was alive, and though she didn't show signs of illness in September, it was obvious that her life – after 95 years – was drawing to a close. As a result, themes of aging and collapse intricately weave their way through this album. Lavender is a love letter to time, the journeys we choose to take, and the slow but beautiful slog towards the inevitable end. As Nandi describes it, "[this record] is an examination of the way we fracture, inside ourselves and inside our relationships – the fissures that creep along the structures we build, the tendency towards disintegration." Spotted with bold lyricism and unexpected hooks, this Half Waif release is fierce and beautiful.