|There's a new Dirty Projectors album coming next year, and it's being recorded right now. Frontman Dave Longstreth has been holed up in a house in rural New York writing and recording for a good part of this year, and the new Dirty Projectors album is going to be (hopefully) released in Spring of next year. What's most interesting about the new Dirty Projectors approach at this point, is that it might have some darker influences.
"All alone in the woods, things started to get, well, a little creepy," is how the new approach is described by SPIN, saying that it's "channeling themes of horror and fear."
"The house has this weird feeling about it. The house is basically part of the woods. This spring, a flood of ladybugs invaded the house and now in the attic there's this weird flying bug thing," said Longstreth in the SPIN interview.
So the big turn here might be more of an experiential one than a literal one. It'll be interesting to see how this affects both lyrics and sound aesthetics ... with lots of time to experiment in a house shut off from the world, innovation can truly unfold.
"A lot of the songs are about horror or fear. Considering the last decade, it just didn't feel right to be making this super exuberant music. It might just be that I was up here in the fucking winter when it was light three hours a day and there's three feet of snow on the ground," he went on to say.