Pop project composed of Nandi Rose Plunkett, Half Waif, has shared her new song, “Torches.” The dreamy slow-burner will be on her upcoming album, Lavender, set to be released on April 27.
In just three years, Half Waif has released two albums and EP’s with their single, “Turn Me Around” gaining attention from a number of media sources, including NPR and Pitchfork, who praised the song as, “Best New Track.” Lavender is dedicated to the women in Plunkett’s family, she further explains:
“Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha – a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she’d lived in, alone, for fifty years.”
Half Waif continues, “When I wrote and recorded Lavender, my grandmother was alive, and although she wasn’t ill at the time of her sudden death in September, it was obvious her life – after 95 years – was drawing to a close. As a result, themes of aging and collapse are all over this album. It is an elegy to time, the pilgrimages we take, and the ultimate slow plod towards our end. It is an examination of the way we fracture, inside ourselves and inside our relation.”
Half Waif will be embarking on a co-headlining US spring tour with indie band Hovvdy and support for singer-songwriter Mitski.
To learn more about Half Waif’s music and tour dates, visit their website.