Release Date: Jun 25, 2021
Record label: Mexican Summer
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On her piercing self-titled 2017 debut as L'Rain, Brooklyn artist Taja Cheek sifted through the aftermath of her mother's death with roaming sensitivity. Intimate field recordings, tape loops, and fragmented harmonies resembled loose sketches, yet L'Rain's scattered structure framed an astounding, up-close document of grief. Fatigue, Cheek's second album, once again looks inward, but this time allows more light into the corners.
If her first eponymous project, released in 2017, focused on the passing of her mother, was an ideal postcard to capture her full potential, Fatigue is a reflection of its concept. Fatigue is therefore intended as an evolution of state of mind, spiritually too, not as something radical, but rather as an improvement. A mission accomplished with brilliance, both thematically and musically. Supported by producer Andrew Lappin, as well as twenty other crucial participants from music to imagery, Fatigue is rooted deep within L’Rain 's heart; intergrating elements such as interaction, the strength of a group, as well as personal reflection.
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