Alaska Reid Announces Disenchanter

Alaska Reid announces debut album Disenchanter. The singer/songwriter's debut full-length drops on July 14 on Luminelle Recordings
Alaska Reid announces debut album Disenchanter

Alaska Reid will release her debut album Disenchanter, co-produced with A. G. Cook. Out on July 14th via Luminelle Recordings. Written while touring (Reid has opened for the likes of Porches, Charli XCX, Magdalena Bay, Maya Hawke, and Caroline Polachek), Disenchanter draws on the deep traditions of American country songwriting, the big, gritty guitars of Northwestern grunge, and the unrushed ease of Southern California living, all complemented by the inventive production style of Cook.

To celebrate the album announcement, Alaska Reid shares the album’s lead single entitled “Back To This,” which was co-written with Cook. “Back To This” was inspired by a hike in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, where Reid witnessed a group of forest service workers on a break. “It was late summer and they looked happy and dusty. It was like a painted reverie from a classical painting,” explains Reid. “I fantasize about other people’s lives, other people’s professions, and writing is a way I can approximate what it must be like to be someone else. So this song is about stumbling upon a scene in someone else’s life and wanting to be a part of it, but it’s also about wondering if I ever seemed as cool or as worthy as those smokejumpers did.I also had this idea of looking back at a photo and wondering why, at the time, I did not feel like the version of myself looking back in the photo.” The song’s lyrics reference the surreal bravery of smoke jumpers fighting wildfires in the mountain west, people in their twenties as beautiful in the waning light of day as the natural beauty surrounding them.

Alaska Reid
Luminelle Recordings

01 French Fries
02 Dogs & Girls
03 She Wonders
04 Leftover
05 Palomino
06 Back To This
07 Arctic Heart
08 Always
09 Seeds
10 Airship

Alaska Reid at 2023 SXSW

Wednesday, March 15th

Venue: High Noon
Set Time: 6 PM

Thursday, March 16th
Athens In Austin
Venue: Antones
Set Time: 6pm

Thursday, March 16th
GvB x Luminelle
Venue: Seven Grand + Las Perlas
Set Time: 11:00 PM

Friday, March 17th
Winspear x Pond
Venue: Cheer Up Charlies
Set Time: 3:45 PM

Pre-order Disenchanter by Alaska Reid HERE


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