Poetica — “Sleep When I’m Tired”
Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Poetica’s song “Sleep When I’m Tired” from their debut self-titled album due to be released on October 22.
“Sleep When I’m Tired” is Rachael Sage on vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, and beat-boxing; Will Wilde on harmonica; Russ Johnson on trumpet; Jeff Allen on upright bass; Dave Eggar on cello; Jack Petruzzelli on piano; Doug Yowell on drums; and Gerry Leonard on spooky electric guitars.
Poetica invites you into a hazy and dreamy preoccupation. With the raw innovation of ‘Sleep When I’m Tired” combining hushed vocals, gentle punctuation and jazzy dreamscapes, you’ll be entranced.
“Sleep When I’m Tired” is the only sung piece on Poetica – versus the rest of the album being spoken-word focused material. The reason I included it was because it was composed in real time off the top of my head, as I sang the lyrics over a guitar loop without editing a line or redoing the lead vocal…it was one take, and a rather imperfect, gritty performance but I felt it captured a feeling, in the spirit of the album as a whole. I had been listening to Nick Cave’s ‘The Weeping Song’ earlier in the evening, fell asleep, and then decided to build a piece around clapping, which you can hear in the choruses. From there, I added beatboxing and percussion and just tried to capture the essence of profound exhaustion, and the process one goes through trying to emerge from darkness into light. — Rachael Sage
Preorder the album here: https://mpress.lnk.to/PoeticaAlbumPreOrder
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