Flock of Dimes, Jenn Wasner’s solo atmospheric pop project, is gearing up to release the anticipated full-length follow up to 2016’s debut If You See Me, Say Yes. The Baltimore based artist is best known for her critically received work as a founding member of Wye Oak alongside Andy Stack, and has performed with the likes of Bon Iver and Dirty Projectors. Wasner’s second record as Flock of Dimes, Head of Roses, will be available April 2nd via Sub Pop. “Two” is the leading single off of the album, and it’s Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week.
Head of Roses is about love. In a Facebook post announcing the album and releasing “Two” along with its accompanying music video, Wasner explained, “On the surface, the record is about heartbreak— but it is just as much about the many joys of connection.” “Two” is a case in point. Written about a dizzying effort to balance independence and interdependence, the song eloquently puts words to the feeling that you may be losing yourself in someone else.
The upcoming album was produced Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso and features contributions from Meg Duffy, Bon Iver’s Matt McCaughan, Landlady’s Adam Schatz, and Wye Oak partner Andy Stack. “Two’s” music video, directed by Lola B. Pierson and Cricket Arrison (who appears alongside Wasner), is a carefully choreographed exploration of togetherness. On the subject, Wasner told Stereogum “I think what we made captures the spirit of the song perfectly — the sense of delight and wonder at the absurd beauty of everyday life, and the true moments of spontaneous joy that can erupt in those rare moments when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the way others see you.”
Be sure to tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Two” by Flock of Dimes featured as Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.