Boston singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler is set to release her new album, For My Crimes, this September via Sacred Bones. After sharing two versions of the title track — the official version featuring fellow folkster Angel Olsen, as well as a solo acoustic reinterpretation presented in video form — she's unveiled "Blue Vapor," a gorgeous new song included on the upcoming LP. Like "For My Crimes," it threads Nadler's feelings of despair and depersonalization through delicately interlaced dream-pop harmonies. New-wave revivalist and ex-Dum Dum Girls' Kristin Kontro guests with sparse guitar lines atop shuffling beats courtesy of former Hole drummer Patty Schemel. By contrast, the song's elegiac finale — saxophone-spiked by Morphine's Dana Colley — ranks among the musician's most stunning, wide-reaching offerings to date.
"Blue Vapor" arrives alongside a surreal video directed by Thomas McMahan, who previously concocted visuals for Autolux and Drab Majesty, as well as the Netflix show Altered Carbon. "He makes some heads explode and incinerates everything in sight," says Nadler, providing a vivid description of the new clip. "Taking an abstract approach, he utilizes various experimental and mixed media animation techniques, merging the mood and imagery of the song with hallucinatory visuals that make me go 'Wow' like I wanted to."
For My Crimes — the follow-up to 2016's Strangers — is due out September 28th via Sacred Bones. In addition to Colley, Kontrol and Schemel, the record features appearances by Sharon Von Etten and avant-garde harpist Mary Lattimore. You can pre-order it here, and find Nadler's upcoming tour dates here.