Linda Perhacs announces The Soul of All Natural Things, stream “Freely”

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In 1970, legendary psych-folk artist Linda Perhacs released her influential debut record, Parallelograms. Forty-four years later, she finally returns with her follow-up, The Soul of All Natural Things, due out March 4th through Sufjan Stevens’ own label Asthmatic Kitty.

The 10-track effort features Julia Holter and Nite Jewel, both of whom helped inspire Perhacs to return to the studio. According to a press release, it was influenced by the documentary Inside Björk, as well Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento (recommended to her by fellow folk artist and past collaborator, Devendra Banhart). Below, listen to a gentle and gorgeous new song, “Freely”.

In a statement, Perhacs described the motivation behind The Soul: “We get too far out of balance and we must find a way to get back to our polestar. I felt that people needed to be reminded of that. My music isn’t just recreational, it’s not just entertainment. I have a deeper purpose. My soul is giving itself to the people; I want them to be helped, I want them to be lifted.”

Stevens added, “Linda has a prophetic voice that speaks beauty and truth with the kind of confidence and hope that has been lost for decades.”

The Soul of All Natural Things Tracklist:
01. The Soul of All Natural Things
02. Children
03. River of God
04. Daybreak
05. Intensity
06. Freely
07. Prisms of Glass
08. Immunity
09. When Things Are True Again
10. Song of the Planets


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