Florida-based indie folk singer-songwriter Vesper Wood, the solo project ofChristina Wood, has shared a new video for “The Wall,” a single off her solo debut album Instar, out today. Atwood Magazine premiered the video, which was shot in the sugar cane fields near Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Wood explains “…we were playing around with ideas about the generations of women passing on a kind of eternal woman power, and how the daughters were now in charge and helping others to be free of limits, ‘the wall.’”
Instar was fueled and inspired by Christina’s own profound experiences with her femininity and writing some of the songs from the nine track collection helped Wood process problems she was encountering with her reproductive health, and the lack of support and awareness surrounding women’s health issues in our society. Recorded in Bristol, UK with producer Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding, Soccer Mommy, Jenny Hval), Instarfeatures a gossamer touch that makes Vesper Wood’s organic and atmospheric sound all the more arresting. With keys, strings, and her vocals at the forefront, there’s a vulnerability and fragility that echoes through these recordings with such conviction that they could never be considered a weakness. While the nine track collection touches on themes of longing, sadness, and frustration Instar ultimately follows Wood’s journey to finding peace, hope, and strength, honing in on what it means to be a woman. The result is an emotional, stark, and organic LP that seems to radiate a healing feminine spirit.
Vesper Wood will be performing the new album in select cities on the east coast soon – a full list of tour dates can be found below, and tickets can be purchased here.
Vesper Wood Upcoming Tour Dates
3/6: New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery (w/ Elska & Daniel Lawrence)
3/7: Washington, DC @ Dangerous Pies
3/8: Queens, NY @ Trans-Pecos (w/ Peeling & Rose Cologne)