Available languages: EnglishThe onetime frontwoman for the acclaimed indie pop combo Crowsdell, singer/songwriter Shannon Wright was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. A product of the area's thriving all-ages punk scene, she formed Crowsdell with bassist Paul Howell and drummer Laurie Anne Wall, debuting in 1995 with the underground favorite Dreamette and soon after relocating to New York City. However, when relations with the Big Cat label soured in the wake of 1997's Within the Curve of an Arm, the group dissolved, and an embittered Wright sold most of her belongings and moved to rural North Carolina, where she began recording a series of deeply personal, folk-inflected songs to four-track. A handful of solo singles followed before she recorded the full-length Flightsafety, issued on Quarterstick in 1999. Maps of Tacit appeared a year later. Wright released the sparse mini-LP Perishable Goods and the typically eclectic Dyed in the Wool in 2001. In 2004 she put out the tempered and emotionally rich Over the Sun, followed by the equally affecting Let in the Light in 2007. After Wright's longtime label, Quarterstick/Touch & Go, closed down operations, she pushed forward with new albums Honeybee Girls in 2009 and Secret Blood in 2010 as well as performances at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival curated by Shellac in 2012. In Film Sound, Wright's first album for Brooklyn-based indie Ernest Jenning, saw release in 2013. In 2017 Wright issued Division, which was recorded in Paris and Rome with producer David Chalmin.
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Shannon Wright subtly crept onto the scene with her beautiful artisanal indie-folk-rock and established a fan base who know that she is so much more than just the 15,478th clone of Cat Power… Since the end of the 90s, she has crossed paths with the likes of Steve Albini (who produced Maps of Tacit in 2000), Dyed in the Wool in 2001) and Over The Sun in 2004) , Yann Tiersen (signing a beautiful duo with him in 2004), pianist Katia Labèque (who created Division in 2017) and the French director Guillaume Nicloux (for whom she composed the soundtrack of the film To the Ends of the World in 2018). With Providence, Wright has released her very first album that is made up exclusively of her piano and voice. Recorded and mixed in Studio LFO by David Chalmin (the producer behind The National, Gaspar Claus, Thom Yorke and Katia and Marielle Labèque), the work tugs at your heart strings. There’s a destitute atmosphere - which is not down to a lack of ideas - that acts as the ideal backdrop for her heartfelt poetry. Just sit back and let yourself be carried away by her lyrical, minimalist piano, the perfect instrument to accompany her light and intimate singing. Superb. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz