Release Date: Aug 2, 2019
Record label: Ba Da Bing Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Emily Cross began recording her third album as Cross Record while living in seclusion in Mexico, following her divorce from a former musical collaborator. Among other significant life changes, she also quit drinking and became a death doula, assisting people with the dying process -- she's even started performing Living Funeral ceremonies, in order to help the dying prepare for the final stage of life. All of these occurrences inform the composition and sound of Cross Record's self-titled album, the artist's most daring effort to date.
Photo by Jackson Montgomery Schwartz Emily Cross has been a quiet force in independent music over the last couple of years, first with the rock-ruptured, dream pop of the first Cross Record record and then, last year, in the eerie hallows of Loma, a project she shared with Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg and former husband Dan Duszynski . This second Cross Record album could hardly be more different than the first, its hushed intensity framed by electronics and the most minimal of organic instruments. This album is close but quiet, as if Cross is situated right next to your ear.