Lean Year’s Emilie Rex lures us deep into a tupelo swamp in their breathtaking new video, “Come and See,” directed by the band’s own Rick Alverson [director of the cult-drama, The Comedy (2012), Entertainment (2015) and music videos for the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Oneohtrix Point Never, Strand of Oaks]. Watch “Come and See” on YouTube Here
Lean Year’s debut, eponymous album, coming out October 20th on Western Vinyl, often employs visual art as touchstones for the album’s narrative content. The songs hint, both formally and lyrically, at the dysfunctions of contemporary dialogue, the missteps, accidents, and deep-seated patterns that are either embraced, discarded, or broken in an attempt to build a common place in the world. Within this seemingly quiet and universal palate, each new track is a small, knowing departure from the last, a gradation in identity and form.