Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger

Live Video
Scott Kulicke
photo by Greg Stonebraker (view set)

Out in support of her third album, New ViewEleanor Friedberger stopped by the KEXP studios to share some of the new tracks. This wasn't her first time in studio - she was here back in 2013 in support of Personal Record , but it's clear that three years of grind have sharpened her act. Her albums have long drawn comparisons to Neil Young in particular for both her pleasantly off-tone voice and the candid frankness of her lyrical storytelling, but the unassuming elegance of her songwriting doesn't lean as heavily on the melancholy of some of her predecessors - or, as she puts it: "I hope that this album sounds like an adult who's OK, as boring as that sounds! I don't want to sound like I'm miserable." New View has a far more settled sound than her previous works, as evidenced on tracks like "Sweetest Girl", in which she begs for calmness from the people around her. Check out her soothing in-studio performance now:

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