Bedroom artist Jess Awh is releasing her sophomore record There’s a river up high under her moniker Bats. Calling both Nashville, TN and Brooklyn, NY her homes (currently residing in the later), Awh recorded the record in various bedrooms and living rooms between cities. There’s a river up high is set to be released on March 5th via Citrus City Records, physically (cassette) and digitally. The record is dedicated to Issac Q. Horton also known as Iven.
Co-produced with 1999, Awh enlisted the help of an “army of friends” to contribute to the record with vocals, stringed instruments and percussion. Ahead of the record’s release, “Long Sleeves” is the first preview.
Ahead of the record’s release, “Long Sleeves” is the first preview. Tender and sweet, Awh conjures up intimacy that is radiant and warm through her gentle vocals and sentimental instrumentation. Awh softly sings her affection (“how i wish my skin could not be changed by someone like you”) over her breeze-swaying guitar. Split by a brief pause, Awh and 1999 subtly work in bauble electronics, accenting the track with the midsummer daydream-feeling.
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