Published Jun 13, 2018Rae Spoon has revealed plans for their latest album, Bodiesofwater. It's due out September 7 via Coax Records.
The album marks the follow-up to 2016's Armour, and its title harkens back to the space bar-free title of 2008's Superioryouareinferior.
Deeper than that, the title of the album is a reflection of the artist. As a non-binary person, Spoon likens their identity to that of bodies of water — fluid and unconfined, and difficult to fit into the established structures of society. A press release also notes that "like bodies, water is regulated and increasingly commodified."
The new collection of songs hears Spoon drawing connections between their own body and the ocean surrounding their home of Vancouver Island. It was recorded at the Noise Floor Studio on Gabriola Island with co-producer Laurie-Anne Torres, as well as respectfulchild and Terri Upton.
The upcoming LP has been prefaced by lead single "Do Whatever the Heck You Want" — a rather self-explanatory ode to staying true to oneself.
"This is a song I wrote about my main life philosophy," Spoon said in a statement. "Originally it contained 30 F-words, but then my friend Carole Pope said to me 'You can't have a hit with the f-word in it, Rae' and so it's now suitable for all audiences."
Scroll past the tracklisting for Bodiesofwater, as well as Spoon's upcoming tour dates with respectfulchild, to give "Do Whatever the Heck You Want" a listen.
1. I Held My Breath
2. It's Getting Close
3. Do Whatever THe Heck You Want
4. In My Town
6. You Don't Do Anything
8. It's Not In My Body
10. Beach Of Bones
09/06 Victoria, BC - Vinyl Envy
09/07 Salt Spring Island, BC - Salt Spring Pride
09/08 Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
09/09 Prince George, BC - Omenica Art Centre *
09/10 Onaway, AB - Sunrise Gardens
09/11 Lethbridge, AB - Acoustic Owl
09/12 Calgary, AB - King Eddy
09/13 Calgary, AB - King Eddy
09/14 Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
09/15 Swift Current, AB - The Lyric Theatre
09/16 Regina, SK - UR Pride Centre ^
09/18 Saskatoon, SK - Underground Cafe ^
09/19 Brandon, MB - TBA
09/20 Winnipeg, MB - Goodwill
09/21 Thunder Bay, ON - The Common
09/22 Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Shabby Motley ~
09/23 Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Theatre Centre
09/26 Guelph, ON - The Golden Bus
09/29 Toronto, ON - Folk Music Ontario Showcase
10/01 Hamilton, ON - The Tower
10/02 Kitchener, ON - House Concert
10/03 Peterborough, ON - The Garnet
10/04 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
10/05 Ottawa, ON - 27 Club
10/06 Halifax, NS - Gus's Pub
10/07 Toronto, ON - Burdock
* with Kym Gouchie
^ with Homo Monstrous and Ursa
~ with Richard Garvey and Vic Horvath