Nandi Rose released her best album yet as Half Waif, The Caretaker, last year, and now she's announced its follow-up. Mythopoetics is due out July 9 via ANTI-, and she worked with previous collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, film composer and producer Zubin Hensler on it. "This is the record I've been trying to make for 10 years," Rose says. "My voice is changing, and my confidence has reached a point where I feel that I can sing however I want; I’ve finally come to a place where I don't have to conform to what I think other people want it to sound like."
The album includes the gorgeous singles Rose has released over the past few months, including "Take Away the Ache," "Party's Over," and "Orange Blossoms," as well as a new single she's sharing today, "Swimmer." Rose's voice soars over a palette of spacey electronics in the song, which she says she wrote "after visiting my aunt, who has Alzheimer’s. I’ll never forget the summer we were swimming at the lake where our family has a cabin - her mind was already slipping, but her body was still strong enough to swim across to the other side. It was incredible, how both things could be true. Now the only way I can reach her is through music. I sing for her with my hand on her shoulder, feeling the soft weight of her body through the blanket, pouring all of the love I have from my voice into that warm arm. I try to reconcile what is still here with what has already gone."