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Common Holly

Holding fast to the emotional honesty of Playing House (2017), Brigitte Naggar's sophomore record as Common Holly, When I say to you Black Lightning, is a look outward; an exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness. When I say to you Black Lightning feels like Naggar's conversation with herself, meticulously penned to work through challenges as they unfold. It's cool, and more than that, it feels important. It's about finding the seeds of strength to navigate adult life, and about the ways in which we all find ourselves in that place of struggle when life starts to show you its cards and you begin to understand, in the artist's words, "just how real shit can get."

Welcome Common Holly

We are thrilled to welcome Common Holly, the one-woman project of Montreal's Brigitte Naggar, to the Barsuk family! Her beautiful new album When I say to you Black Lightning will be out on October 18. A follow-up to her striking 2017 debut Playing House, the new album is "a look outward; an exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness".

A video for the first single "Central Booking" premiered this week at The FADER, who called it "the touching story of a flailing tube man".

Pre-order When I say to you Black Lightning (out October 18) now. 24 Jul 2019

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