Vashti Bunyan will release the new album Heartleap this October. It will be only her third record since her debut in 1970. This one appears to be her most “solo” album yet: She self-produced the album, and recorded it with almost no assistance from other musicians. The songs we’ve heard from album so far — the opener “Across The Water” and the brand new “Holy Smoke” — indicate that was the right decision. Though it might have seemed like a sparse setup, Bunyan’s new music has a directness that hits you like nothing else right now, and a purity that sounds completely removed from any time or style. Listen to it below.
Heartleap is out 10/7 via DiCristina.