Josephine Foster Announces New Album ‘Faithful Fairy Harmony’ out 16th November
Reveals First Track
‘Shepherd Moon Of Starry Height’
Josephine Foster ‘Sheperd Moon Of Starry Height’ audio:
Faith and Fate, Destiny and Devotion, Dark Nights and Dazed Illuminations.
Josephine raises a stained-glass lamp and shepherds us spelunking the depths of spirit in this four-part double album. Following the fame of her voice are choruses of winged entities (and a space shuttle) that ascend and descend a maze of spirituals: ritual prayers, blues laments, vestal hymns and jubilant benedictions. The edges of the natural world are revolving backdrops from which our narrator perches upon symbolic precipice or saunters desolate snow-blanched forest, exploring eternal themes of mortality and morality, beneath the moon and in occasional dialogue with a mysterious lord of love, an ambiguous mystical fgure.
Accompanying herself on guitar, piano, organ, harp & autoharp, this cycle of 18 new songs hearken back to various facets of Foster’s anachronic oeuvre (the esoteric balladry of This Coming Gladness, native rhythms of Blood Rushing, somnambulist waltzes of I’m a Dreamer, the Shaker primitivism of Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead you). Celestial humor and devastating innocence are delivered with contributions from Victor Herrero (lead guitars), Gyða Valtýsdóttir (cello), Chris Scruggs (pedal steel), Jon Estes (bass), as well as cameos by members of The Cherry Blossoms and others. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Andrija Tokic at his Nashville Bomb Shelter Studio, mastered by John Baldwin, and produced by Josephine herself.
Soothsayer Song A Little Song
The Virgin of the Snow
Pearl in Oyster
All Pales Next to You
Lord of Love
The Peak of Paradise
Adieu Color Adieu
I Was Glad
Shepherd Moon of Starry Height
Faithful Fairy Harmony