U.S. Girls Member Kass Richards Readies Debut Solo Album 'The Language Shadow'

Listen to the record's lead single "Atlantis"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Oct 7, 2020

Kass Richards of the extended U.S. Girls family has announced plans for her debut solo record, The Language Shadow. The Boston-based, Toronto-marooned singer-songwriter will release the 10-track album on December 4 through Good Cry Records.

Today, she's shared a new single, as well as its Sara Ludy-directed music video. "Atlantis" — inspired by a quote from Temple Grandin — is a "rumination on the ultimate cost of technological distraction."

Richards elaborated further in a statement: "What 'Atlantis' is attempting to get at is the sacred humanity of the creative act, the importance of returning again and again to that meditative process, especially in a world of so much creative undoing."

The Language Shadow was recorded following sessions on the Polaris shortlisted Heavy Light. Produced in part by Basia Bulat, the album features instrumentation by Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury and U.S. Girls' Geordie Gordon.

Watch Richards' new video for "Atlantis" below.

The Language Shadow:

1. Full Fathom Five
2. Diving
3. Atlantis
4. Hmm
5. Strangers
6. You Go Astray
7. Daughter
8. Luna
9. Nature
10. Dancing to Death

Pre-order The Language Shadow.

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