On their fifth record, Big Thief have hunkered down to produce a double album that takes their indie folk to sprawling new heights.

Whether a song tackles universal themes or the minutiae of everyday life, Big Thief approach their subjects with a striking tenderness captured within vocalist Adrianne Lenker’s evocative lyricism. Across the album the band dazzle with their expansive instrumentation, with highlights including a stirring flute on No Reason and a fiddle on Red Moon, the latter transforming the song into a jamboree.

The most magical moments of the album come when Lenker and guitarist Buck Meek sing together, their emotive voices uniting on 12000 Lines, to rousing effect.

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You by Big Thief is out Feb 11 via 4AD/Remote Control.

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