Purr is the New York based project which includes Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. They announce the debut album Like New which was produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs) and which will be released on February 21, 2020 via ANTI-. “Hard to Realize” is the first excerpt. Watch the official video below.
Callahan and Staffen write: “We wrote the songs that make up this album at the outset of a transitional and particularly uncertain moment in our lives. That early twenties tide change. New patterns took hold as we tried to hang onto old ones. The songs each have their own stories — but at the time they were collectively written, we were dealing with a push and pull between dependence on and independence from people we love, and coming to terms with our own self-expectations. We were resisting and (sometimes) accepting of the inevitable changes in our relationships and friendships, a moment, a specific and strange time in our lives…and, of course, in this… world. That thread was just naturally pulled through the songs.”