Great New Year news for Jessica Pratt fans as she announces the release of her second full-length record On Your Own Love Again which is also her first on Drag City, home to FRUK favourites Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Alasdair Roberts.
Out on January 27th On Your Own Love Again finds Jessica fully alive in a space all her own; with isolation in the breeze, the sound resonant in the natural light and a gauze of clouds in the sky, under which she can relax, unwind and let herself be.
Jessica Pratt’s self-titled 2012 debut has been much-murmured about in the time between yesterday and today. People respond to the austere, pristine clarity of the performances, the gentle strength, and marvel at how much comes from so little: just a voice and a guitar or two! Now here it is, two years on, and Jessica’s very new On Your Own Love Again is here for us, playing her further adventures in new and different pastures. If they feel removed from the first songs, it may help to know that the recordings of the first album were made some years back with no vision of making an album.
After deep consideration, Jessica found new songs in her and an urgency to make another record, marked with a strong sense about rendering these songs exactly the way she heard them inside herself, spending time with them and crafting the smallest details. In this way, she was able to truly inhabit her own skin as a singer of her songs – and make On Your Own Love Again the first Jessica Pratt album constructed to be an album.
What makes On Your Own Love Again new? Everything, and yet everything woven so subtly into the presentation so as to leave you unaware that you have been modulated upon. The album was recorded entirely by Jessica in the fashion of “Night Faces,” and “Dreams,” from her first album, and mixed in collaboration with Will Canzoneri. Perhaps most significantly, On Your Own Love Again was recorded at home – at places in Los Angeles and San Francisco, over the past two years. This process sands the surface of her more active multi-tracking approach, allowing a sound as delicate and singular as her former recordings.
We’ll be bringing you more news on this release soon, in the meantime here she is performing an “On The Farm” session from Pendarvis Farm 2013: