Astrid Swan‘s Astrid4 album receives a UK release via Soliti on the 22nd April 2014. To celebrate this, you can download/share the new single Black Bear & A Hoofer, a track that easily embodies many of the themes found on Astrid4. As Astrid points out “I don’t care for the forest. Never been a nature creature really. I don’t go berry picking in August, I’m fine in the city. But a natural order began to outline itself in the concrete. There are black bears behind my closed eyes, wild deer hoofs in the night.”
Clash premiered Black Bear & A Hoofer today and said of Astrid4“An expansive, sumptuously produced record, it matches the odd Americana flourish to baroque pop arrangements worthy of ELO.Shamelessly pop and outrageously ambitious”
Astrid Swan starts 2014 with the release of Nature Calling, the second single lifted from her acclaimed 5th album, Astrid4. Nature Calling encapsulates the themes of Astrid4 within it’s 4+minutes: nature, motherhood, life & death (oh yeah- and wanting to ride you on the first date).