Esperanza Spalding Releases New Album, “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”

Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary LabEsperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled Songwrights Apothecary Lab. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs titled “Formwela” that each are designed to be a healing experience.

Spalding consulted with music therapists and neuroscientists plus experts in Sufism and South Indian Carnatic music to give each piece a specific feeling or result. For example, Formwelas 1-3 were written in Wasco County, Oregon and inspired by the landscape. Formwela 1 is described as an “atmosphere of temple-like calm flooding through and saturating the centrifuge of self.”

Check out “Formwela 10”:

Songwrights Apothecary Lab is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Songwrights Apothecary Lab Track List:

  1. Formwela 1
  2. Formwela 2 (Feat. Ganavya)
  3. Formwela 3
  4. Formwela 4
  5. Formwela 5 (Feat. Corey King)
  6. Formwela 6 (Feat. Corey King)
  7. Formwela 7
  8. Formwela 8
  9. Formwela 9
  10. Formwela 10
  11. Formwela 11
  12. Formwela 13

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