Follow-up to Sierra Hull's 2016 Grammy-nominated album Weighted Mind
25 Trips is Sierra Hull's eagerly-anticipated follow-up to her groundbreaking Grammy-nominated 2016 album Weighted Mind. Co-produced by Hull and producer/engineer Shani Gandhi (The Mountain Goats, Sara Watkins, Dwight Yoakam), 25 Trips continues the musical journey begin on Weighted Mind, a body of work that built off Hull's bluegrass roots and ventured into entirely new terrain.
25 Trips embodies a far more intricately arranged sound than its predecessor — an effect achieved with the help of peers such as guitarist Mike Seal, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, violinist Alex Hargreaves, and fiddler Christian Sedelmyer, as well as several musicians that Hull has long admired (including bassist Viktor Krauss, guitarist Bryan Sutton, multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan, and steel guitarist Paul Franklin). Other guests who grace the album with their presence include Molly Tuttle, Ron Block, Mindy Smith, Ronnie Bowman, Katie Pruitt, Angel Snow, and Hull's husband, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses.
Along with integrating electric instrumentation and percussion into her material for the first time, Hull dreamed up the album's eclectic textures by embracing a free-flowing process that often gave way to lightning-in-a-bottle improvisation.
25 Trips lures the listener into its unpredictable sonic world on the beguiling opening track "Beautifully Out of Place." Although much of the album bears a rich complexity, 25 Trips also includes moments of stark simplicity that perfectly showcase Hull's stunning vocal range.
|1. Beautifully Out of Place|
|2. Middle of The Woods|
|3. How Long|
|4. 25 Trips|
|5. Ceiling To the Floor|
|6. The Last Minute|
|4. Everybody's Talking|
|7. Father Time|