Lydia Loveless today released her new physically animated video for “Say My Name,” a slow burning standout off her acclaimed new album Daughter. “My band is all strangely obsessed with puppets—we’ve been talking about making our own and doing a show for years but we aren’t exactly a craft circle,” Loveless explains. “So Michael Casey made this shadow puppet theatre all on his own in a surprisingly short time, as a sort of tribute to our love for the art. I think it has just the right amount of quirky sadness for the song.” Daughter—Loveless’ first album in four years and first for her own label, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records—arrived in late September to great press from NPR Music, Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Associated Press, Sound Opinions, Paste, and more. Stream/purchase the album HERE.
Daughter marks the triumphant return of Loveless, and documents a period of personal upheaval, including a divorce and an interstate move away from her longtime home. Left feeling unmoored and adrift, she worked to redefine herself, both in her own mind and within the context of the world. Written with her characteristic candidness and razor-sharp wit, and brimming with revelatory new ideas, sounds, and directions, the album is a self-aware journey into independence.