The instrumental music is a companion piece to Lennox’s new MASS MoCA art installation “Now I Let You Go…”
Annie Lennox has consistently surprised listeners with twists and turns in her storied music career, and her latest release is no exception. Lepidoptera, which was surprise-released on Friday (May 24), is a four-song piano instrumental EP, performed by Lennox alone.(to read the full article click here source billboard)
The project — which clocks in at 34 minutes — is being released in conjunction with Lennox’s new art exhibition “Now I Let You Go…” The installation premieres at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts, North Adams Museum of Contemporary Art) on Saturday. In a tweet (see below), Lennox refers to the music on the EP as a “small ambient greetings postcard.”
The music on Lepidoptera serves as background music to the installation, which comprises “hundreds of artifacts culled from her personal collection of memorabilia, found objects, and personal effects amassed throughout her lifetime,” according to the MASS MoCA website.
The self-released Lepidoptera project is Lennox’s first independently distributed album and it follows Lennox’s last release, the 2014 standards set Nostalgia. That album, issued via Blue Note Records, topped Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart and earned a Grammy nomination.
Lepidoptera track list
1. “Papilio Machaon”
2. “Parnassius Apollo”
3. “Apatura Iris”
I’m delighted to announce that ‘Lepidoptera’ is released for download and streaming today!! Four piano pieces to calm and soothe whoever hears it to a place of tranquility. It’s a small ambient greetings postcard, sent with love from me! Love AL