Diagrams has premiered a video for new single “Wild Grasses”, taken from the highly anticipated album ‘Dorothy’ which is due to be released in May of 2017. The song was inspired by a poem Washington State poet Dorothy Trogdon sent to Diagrams’ Sam Genders which was a part of their months-long email exchange, through which they wrote the lyrics for the album. “Wild Grasses” could be a secular hymn to the natural world; filled with the rich imagery of grassland, hidden stones and the lifting of inner darkness.
Of the track, Genders stated that “a recurring theme of the album is the act of taking solace from being alone in nature. I crave that escape at times and I feel from our conversations that Dorothy does too. She certainly expresses that feeling beautifully in many of her poems. It’s a song about leaving the frenetic modern world and feeling that sense of stillness inside”
“I’ve never been involved in a project quite like this. Working with Dorothy has been a real inspiration and a hugely enjoyable experience. We live in a culture that focuses a lot on youth and it was refreshing to engage with someone of an older generation.”
Diagrams is the solo project of Sam Genders, founder member of Tunng, The Accidental and Throws. Diagrams’ debut album Black Light was released in 2012. In 2014 Sam spent five weeks in Changsha, China as musician in residence on behalf of The British Council and The PRS Foundation, collaborating with local musicians and writing an online blog that was later featured in The Guardian. His second album Chromatics was released in North America, March 2015 on Full Time Hobby Records, praised by The New York Times as having, “arrangements that mingle the physical and the synthetic, surrounding the guitars and drums in richly surreal reverberations and touching on decades of British rock.”
‘Dorothy’ is due to be released in May via Bookshop Records.