2x GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Patty Griffin has announced the upcoming release of 'TAPE', a collection of rare demos and home recordings to be released on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers on Friday, June 10.
'TAPE' –which follows 2019’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award-winning PATTY GRIFFIN– is heralded by today’s premiere of 'Get Lucky', available now at all digital streaming services. A lyric video for the song is also available now via YouTube.
“At some point in the pandemic, I was digging through my own music streaming to relearn some of my own oldies and found something that had been compiled (perhaps by a computer algorithm) that was titled as a ‘rarities’ or ‘deep cuts’ collection,” Griffin says. “I looked of course, and it was a pretty boring list for the most part. I later dug through some recordings I had done on cheap home recording apps, including my favorite one called TapeDeck which I’m not sure exists anymore. I really liked some of the songs. They were better than I had remembered. I dug around some more and found things from some GarageBand recordings, and then also a couple of things from an in-studio demo session in Nashville that were pretty interesting, including a duet I did with Robert Plant when we first met. It all seemed worth listening to. Back then I didn’t think so, but I do now.
“The sound quality on the majority of things on 'TAPE' is pretty low, but the performances are what really matter to me. My home recordings are almost always my favorite recordings, as far as capturing a fresh, direct feeling. The shy introvert’s dilemma…I’ve always had a hard time creating that same feeling in a studio full of people whose talent is in sound quality. These songs have a feel you can only get when you’re by yourself at three o’clock in the morning. To listen to the bulk of these recordings, you do have to let go of the idea of good sound quality and just listen to the performance. I feel better getting some true rarities out there for people to listen to…not compiled by a computer algorithm.”
Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the 2x GRAMMY® Award winner – and 7x nominee – has crafted a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “writing cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…her songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends”. 2019 saw the acclaimed release of the renowned artist’s GRAMMY® Award-winning 10th studio recording, 'PATTY GRIFFIN'. One of the most deeply personal recordings of Griffin’s remarkable two-decade career and first-ever eponymous LP, 'PATTY GRIFFIN' made a top 5 debut on Billboard’s “Independent Albums” chart amidst unprecedented worldwide acclaim, and later, a prestigious GRAMMY® Award for “Best Folk Album".
Stream 'Get Lucky' here
Pre-save 'TAPE' here