Laura Gibson - Tenderness

Song of the Day
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Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole is "Tenderness" by Laura Gibson, from the 2018 album Goners on Barsuk Records.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Parker Fitzgerald

Portland musician Laura Gibson is releasing her fifth studio album, Goners, on Oct. 26 via Barsuk. The album revolves around grief “and the intimacy of shared loss,” according to Gibson. Our Song of the Day, “Tenderness,” is the album’s intimate lead single.

"'Tenderness' reflects on the ways we project pain, lash out, or become cracked open by the immediacy of another person," Gibson says of the song. "The act of holding each others' trauma and grief, is both miraculous and messy. When we're young, we adopt certain strategies for seeking and receiving tenderness. Much of adulthood is spent dismantling those strategies, and drawing new ones. I wanted to write about that dismantlement.”

Goners follows 2016’s Empire Builder. During her time in between the two albums, Gibson completed an MFA in writing at Hunter College. Catch Laura Gibson at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Saturday, Nov. 3. Watch the snowy lyric video for “Tenderness” below.

 

 

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