Stream Christopher Owens A New Testament

The former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has been slowly sharing songs from his second solo album A New Testament for about six months now, and we’ve already heard “It Comes Back To You,” “Stephen,” “Nothing More Than Everything To Me,” and “Never Wanna See That Look Again.” The album finds Owens tackling some heavy themes and playing around with classic American sounds like gospel and old-timey country. But there’s a summery, chipper lightness to many of the songs here, and if I had to guess, I’d name Buddy Holly as the single greatest influence on the whole project. It’s a strong step up from Lysandre, Owens’ 2013 solo debut, and you can now stream the full album at Pitchfork.

A New Testament is out 9/29 on Turnstile Music.