Aimee Mann Details New Album 'Queens of the Summer Hotel'
Published Aug 06, 2021Aimee Mann has detailed her tenth studio album. The American singer-songwriter will share Queens of the Summer Hotel on November 5 via her SuperEgo label.
Following 2017's Mental Illness, Mann began writing music for Queens of the Summer Hotel in 2018 for a stage adaptation of Girl, Interrupted, creating the 15-track song cycle now heard on record with recurring collaborator Paul Bryan.
"Suicide Is Murder" is the first single to arrive from the effort, and you can hear it alongside a music video below, starring James Urbaniak and directed and produced by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller.
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Mann shared of her single in a statement, "I think the phrase 'suicide is murder' took on a meaning for me as it's the worst thing to have to deal with in the aftermath. It's just terrible. Because every person who knows the person who committed suicide will blame themselves in some way for not noticing or stepping in or doing something. They'll till the end of their days, say, 'was there something I could have done?'"
Of the album, Mann adds: "I honestly felt almost possessed when I was writing this record as I've never written so fast and intensely. I found the material very interesting and obviously really personal. I had specific ideas about what I thought the character's backstory could be and incorporated a lot of shared experiences to flesh out specific characters discussed in the memoir."
Queens of the Summer Hotel:
1. You Fall
2. Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath
3. Give Me Fifteen
4. At the Frick Museum
5. Home by Now
7. Little Chameleon
8. You Don't Have the Room
9. Suicide Is Murder
10. You Could Have Been a Roosevelt
11. Burn It Out
12. In Mexico
13. Check (Reprise)
14. You're Lost
15. I See You
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