Though Nina was open to shaking things up for her forthcoming, fifth full-length, some things you don’t mess with — like enlisting Steve Albini on recording duties. But instead of taking a solo billing this time, the NYC singer-songwriter brings along drummer Jim White (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Beth Orton, Smog, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey) for an aesthetic shift. The results of the collab are gorgeous, and there’s no need for bass when Steve’s mixing the kit. This one’s our fave, with Jim and Nina’s fingerpicking-and-fills interplay keeping the elegy rolling with a slow-cooking simmer.
You Follow Me is out 8/14 on FatCat.