Jenny Gillespie 'Cure for Dreaming' (album stream)

Jenny Gillespie 'Cure for Dreaming' (album stream)

San Francisco songwriter Jenny Gillespie is set to release her new album Cure for Dreaming, and Exclaim! is giving you a chance to hear the forthcoming record in its entirety a week before release.

Recorded in the fall of 2015 in Los Angeles, Cure for Dreaming sees Gillespie blend her earnest folk roots with jazz, as well as '60s- and '70s-leaning pop. A press release notes that "themes of motherhood, marriage, spirituality and dying enter into the music," but are conveyed "through the medium of playful, imagistic and conversational language."

Backing Gillespie is a band made up of Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Allison Krauss), guitarist Chris Bruce (Meshell Ndgeocello), guitarist Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), and pedal steel player Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bon Iver). Their warm, gentle arrangements are a perfect complement to Gillespie's soft, smooth vocals.

Cure for Dreaming arrives on January 29 through Gillespie's own Narooma Records, but you can give it an early listen in the player below right now.