PILLOW QUEENS - LEAVE THE LIGHT ON
Just over 18 months have passed since the release of Pillow Queens' acclaimed debut album ‘In Waiting'. In that time The Dublin four-piece of Sarah Corcoran, Pamela Connolly, Cathy McGuinness & Rachel Lyons have gone from strength to strength embarking on a UK Tour last year, and an appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden over in the USA.
The good news is that the band have also found time to write and record their super-highly anticipated second album ‘Leave The Light On'.
Leave The Light On will be released on 1st April and is available to pre-order now on Vinyl & CD.
1. Be By Your Side
2. The Wedding Band
3. Hearts & Minds
4. House That Sailed Away
6. Well Kept Wife
7. No Good Woman
9. My Body Moves
10. Try Try Try
Two years on since the release of In Waiting, Pillow Queens release their new album Leave The Light On on Royal Mountain Records.
Leave the Light On is an exploration of the uncertainty of emotions as they are in process, and an intuitive outpouring of ideas as they form. It's about being intimately honest with yourself, and as a band. It's about trusting that this state of vulnerability can be held as it emerges, by you, by us.
What do queer dream blues sound like? More importantly, what do they feel like? Leaving home at night, driving through the black back roads until the tungsten light starts to glow. “Uaigneas an chaldaigh”, the Irish sense of loneliness experienced on the shore. The confusion and discombobulation of waking and feeling unfamiliar. The liminal space between dreaming and being conscious. The unmooring that happens when a sense of self is being explored and sometimes slipping away.
But gravitating towards the unknown and the ambiguous can often yield the kinds of sounds and feelings that provide creative certainty, where the art is coming to you, as much as you going to it. Leave the Light On fills vast new sonic plains for Pillow Queens. It's an album that encourages duality; to be soft and hard, delicate, and muscular, intimate and anthemic, alone and together. Collaborating on lyrics, a shared emotional experience fills these songs of hope and home, insecurity and estrangement, songs that track time passing and a sense of reflection grows deeper every day.
When real movement is stillness, when to be stationary feels transitionary, and when the most vital journey in life is to go within, then it's time to leave the light on, and open up. For fans of PJ Harvey, Big Thief and Waxahatchee.
Rock & Pop