12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Big Thief has been known to tackle intensely personal themes: family histories, deaths, isolation, fear. Here, on their expansive third album, the New York indie rock band shifts its gaze outward and into the unknown. "Just like a bad dream/You'll disappear,” frontwoman Adrianne Lenker coos on the title track. "And I imagine you/Taking me outta here.” Through gentle strums and hushed, tumbling melodies, the band wonders: Who's out there? Are they as strange as we are? What’s real? The second F in the album’s title stands for “friend”—an optimistic embrace of all things unfamiliar or alien. Their songs—comforting, eerie, folksy, magnificent—do the same.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Big Thief has been known to tackle intensely personal themes: family histories, deaths, isolation, fear. Here, on their expansive third album, the New York indie rock band shifts its gaze outward and into the unknown. "Just like a bad dream/You'll disappear,” frontwoman Adrianne Lenker coos on the title track. "And I imagine you/Taking me outta here.” Through gentle strums and hushed, tumbling melodies, the band wonders: Who's out there? Are they as strange as we are? What’s real? The second F in the album’s title stands for “friend”—an optimistic embrace of all things unfamiliar or alien. Their songs—comforting, eerie, folksy, magnificent—do the same.

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