Brooklyn via Oakland artist red steppes have shared a new single from their forthcoming full-length for Native Cat Recordings via The Deli, who compare her styled finger picking to that of Kaki King. The artist states that the song is her way of coping with chronic illness in a society that discounts the testament of women's bodies. She wrote the gorgeous track to "keep an account of who I am when I’m not in the worst of it and trust her to carry me through when I am." She goes on to say the song "is for anybody who’s had to commit that kind of radical trust, for whatever reason." Stream it below and preorder the album via Bandcamp.
red steppes is a project by Californian songwriter and visual artist Nika Aila States who will see the release of her sophomore record in May. Fans of Joanna Newsom, Phoebe Bridgers, and Fionn Regan will find her first release A Mouth May Grow (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) a welcome treat. Her second full-length from Native Cat Recordings, Arcs, is a lyrical meditation on migration, quiet hope, and comfort. Stream the first single below and keep an eye out for more soon!